Learning Islam for the wrong reason

A West Australian man was speeding when his motorbike collided with another in Indonesia, killing a local mother, a court has heard.

Jake Drage, 23, has appeared in court for the first time since the June 30 crash and says he has converted to Islam while in custody.

The former personal trainer is charged with “reckless” driving causing the death of a West Java woman who was riding pillion on a motorcycle with her teenage daughter.

A smiling Drage arrived at court on Tuesday, clean shaven and wearing black pants and a white shirt.

He told reporters he felt fine, and thanked them for paying attention to his case.

Asked to state his religion by the judge, Drage answered in Indonesian: “Learning Islam.”