Tuesday, April 21, 2009

News from the other side of the world

I came across this article from the The New Zealand Herald, it seems to have more to say on Lee Jefford's story. If you are interested, click here

Satya (The Truth)

Today's front page on Borneo Bulletin read, "Local woman held in hit and run case". The paper read the charges;

'The suspect will be charged under Section 31 of the Road Traffic Act for failing to stop and render assistance in an accident, which carries a fine of $8,000 and a year of imprisonment and another charge under section 33 (2) for failing to report to the police within 24 hours, which carries a fine of $2,000.

She could also face another charge under Section 27(1) of causing death by reckless or dangerous driving, which carries a fine of $20,000 and seven years' imprisonment.'

I think the charges can only mean 'something' if it means bringing 'closure' to Lee's incident, especially for her family and friends. I hear some say the charges wouldn't compensate the life lost. I agree. But the 'truth' has surfaced, that's 'something' at least.