Olivia Chong Oi Yun, a former politician who contested in the 2013 general election under the STAR banner, faces up to 10 years’ jail and RM20,000 fine if convicted.
She was charged in the Magistrate’s Court today with causing the deaths of a teenager and three men and badly injuring another man in a road accident in Tawau while driving under the influence of alcohol.
Chong, 34, was accused of causing the deaths of Dicson Lim Kien Shing, 16; Hiew Nyuk Wei, 30; Clawence Wong Vui Kit, 21; and Chung Vui Chan, 21; and injuring Ching Guan Xiong, 21, at 1.20am on July 8 at Jalan Chong Thien Vun in front of the BDC Commercial Centre (1 Arena).
The charge was read out to Chong before magistrate Ferhanshah Farene Mohd Ferdaus and no plea was recorded.
The magistrate set Aug 15 for mention pending receipt of the complete chemical report on the accused and the victims.
Deputy public prosecutor Wan Muhammad Fitri Wan Azizan did not offer bail but the court granted bail of RM4,000 in two sureties.
Chong’s driving licence was suspended and she was ordered to surrender her passport as well as report fortnightly to the investigating officer.
She was charged under Section 44(1)(b) of the Road Transport Act 1987 which carries a maximum jail sentence of 10 years and a fine of up to RM20,000 upon conviction.
Earlier report: Jul 10, Drunk Female driver an Ex-Politician, Remanded over Crash That Killed Four