Today (April 11) marks the historical day when Sam Ke Ting was freed from all charges of causing the death of 8 teens on ‘Basikal Lajak’ in 2017. Many Malaysians cheered and voiced support for her, but deep down, Sam is not entirely happy.
To her, the accident was just like yesterday.
Following the verdict this afternoon, Sam spoke to the media outside the Court of Appeal for the first time after the fateful incident. She grabbed the golden opportunity to apologise to the families of the deceased teens. Sam was heard saying the names of the victims 1 by 1 before she expressed her thoughts about the incident.
“I’ll feel this way until the day I die”
Sam put the blame on her driving when it comes to the death of the teens but said that it was never what she wanted. She also admitted that she thinks of the incident day and night.
“I’m still haunted by the incident, and I think I’ll feel this way until the day I die.”
Sam added that in these 6 years, she constantly reflected on how the parents of the deceased live their lives following the death of their children.
“I know whatever I say here will not bring peace into your life, and no one should feel the way you’re feeling now.”
Sam continued and said, “I can’t bring them back into your arms, but I just want to tell you, I am in pain too.”
She then apologised to the family members and admitted that she did not expect them to get over it with her apology.
In the meantime, Sam also thanked the court and the judges for listening to her side of the story.
On February 2017, 8 teens on Basikal Lajak in JB’s highway met their demise after an accident happened at 3:20 am. Sam was initially convicted of causing the death of the teens due to her reckless driving before she was released on RM10,000 bail by the Court of Appeal.