Of the 6,500 fatal road accidents involving cars and motorcycles in 2008, 41 per cent were unlicensed drivers between the ages of 15 and 25. Last year, 16- and 17-year-olds made up 67 per cent of unlicensed drivers who died in car crashes. - Parents under fire for allowing children to drive without license, NST 10/5/2010
AG charges 25-year police veteran for causing Aminulrasyid's death. Jenain Subi, a Bajau from Sabah, is 48 years old and has been a cop for a quarter of a century. He joined the service in 1985. He has four kids. He pleaded not guilty to the manslaughter charge.
The Malay Mail carried the report on its front page yesterday here.
There hasn't been much noise in cyberspace over this news. Perhaps because the politicians and their campaigners are too busy in Sibu, Sarawak to win or lose another by-election. I hope they won't abandon this issue altogether. Because the circumstances leading to the death of 15-year old Aminulrasyid have opened up a new debate about the rise in number of teenagers driving their parents' cars and riding motorbikes without license. Every year thousands of these kids drive and ride to their untimely deaths, according to this report.
Who should we put in the dock for their deaths?