RapidKL bus driver pleads guilty to taking drugs

KUALA LUMPUR: The RapidKL bus driver who crashed his vehicle into seven others in the Ampang area last Thursday was charged in the Magistrate’s Court here today with self-administration of syabu.

Md Khairol Anuar Mohamad, 32, pleaded guilty after the charge was read out before magistrate Noorasyikin Sahat.

However, the court has not handed down a sentence as it is awaiting the pathology report.

Md Khairol Anuar was charged with committing the offence in the toilet of the Narcotics Criminal Investigation Division of the Dang Wangi district police station at 7.40pm on Aug 17.

The charge, under Section 15 (1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, provides a maximum fine of RM5,000 or imprisonment for up to two years upon conviction.

Deputy public prosecutor Amirul Asyraf Abdul Rasid, who prosecuted, proposed bail of RM7,000 with one surety.

However, Md Khairol Anuar’s wife, who is the bailor, requested that the amount be reduced on grounds that they had an eight-month-old child to support and she had low blood pressure and a heart problem.

The court then set bail at RM3,000 in one surety and fixed Sept 24 for mention.