Both Penang Uber Driver and Assailants Charged

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Four charged with causing injury to Penang Uber driver, who claims trial to outraging the modesty of a Vietnamese woman.

Danial Saad/NST

Four people were charged in the magistrate’s court in Penang on Thursday with intentionally causing injury to a Uber driver.

Teoh Chiew Beng, 37, Ng Chun Peng, 32, Koay Heng Tatt, 32, and Wong Kok Leong, 27, claimed trial to the offence.

They are alleged to have wilfully injured Muhammad Sukri Ramli, 30, during a riot at Jalan Lintang Paya Terubong at 3 pm on Jun 7.

Bail was set at RM6,000 each with one surety and mention was fixed for Jul 18.

Zaman Huri Isa/NST

On Tuesday, Sukri, pleaded not guilty to using criminal force with intent to outrage the modesty of 43-year-old Tran Thi Thu Thuan in his Proton Saga while ferrying her to Jalan Agryll at 3.56pm on Jun 6.

Tran, a Vietnamese, is Teoh’s wife.

Bail was set at RM6,000 in one surety and Sukri, 30, was ordered to report to the Sungai Nibong police station every Monday until the trial is over.

A hotel supervisor moonlighting as a Uber driver, he is married with a child.

Sukri, who was unrepresented, was also told to get a lawyer before the next mention on Jul 18.

He was charged under Section 354 of the Penal Code, which carries a jail term of 10 years or a fine or whipping, or any two of the punishments upon conviction.


Earlier report: Jun 8, Mob Beat Up Uber Driver for Allegedly Molesting Vietnamese Woman