In Shah Alam, the defence has pleaded for leniency in the sentencing of Yew Wei Liang, a former IT professional who was involved in a fatal road accident that resulted in the death of Syed Muhammad Danial Syed Syakir four years ago. The plea was made during a mitigation session by Wei Liang's lawyer, Wee Choo Keong.
Keong argued that it would be unjust and unreasonable to hold his client solely responsible for the tragic death of the 29-year-old bank manager. He emphasized that Wei Liang did not intend to cause the death, describing it as an unfortunate incident.
Age and Employment Concerns
Wei Liang, who celebrated his 45th birthday last October, could face significant challenges in securing employment if he is given a lengthy prison sentence. The fear is that he would be released at an older age when finding work could be more difficult. With this in mind, the defence has requested that the High Court consider a maximum sentence of six years.
However, it should be noted that Wei Liang has already been sentenced to 16 years in prison. This new plea for leniency is set against the backdrop of this already significant sentence. It remains to be seen how the court will respond to this plea and whether any change to the sentence will be made.