Hornbill Unleashed

August 30, 2016

Bill Kayong murder: Court sets Sept 23 as remention date for two accused

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 9:02 PM

Mohamad Fitri (third left) was being escorted by police from the court after he was produced before the judge earlier at the remention of the case. The Magistrate Court here today (Aug 30) has fixed Sept 23 as the remention date for the two accused of the murder of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Miri secretary Bill Kayong.

Subordinate Court registrar Nuur Hafiza Yatim allowed the remention of the case after Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Mohd Izzat Mohd Abdullah told the court that the prosecution had yet to receive various reports from the relevant parties, namely the post mortem results, chemist and banking reports.

The two accused – Mohamad Fitri Pauzi, 29 and Lie Chang Loon, 37 – appeared calm when brought into the courtroom separately despite the room being packed with supporters of the late Bill, who was also an activist.

Mohamad Fitri was charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code which carries a mandatory death sentence if convicted for shooting Bill at a traffic light intersection near E-Mart in Permyjaya around 8.20am on June 21st.

Lie, 37 on the other hand was charged with abetment, an offence punishable under Section 109 read together with Section 302 of the Penal Code.

He was charged together with Chin Wui Chung who surrendered on Aug 18 and two others – Dato Stephen Lee Chee Kiang and Kong Sien Ming – who are still at large for abetting Mohamad Fitri in the murder of the activist.

More than 200 people, mostly members of the Sarawak Dayak Association (PEDAS) attended the proceedings.

Jenifer Laeng, reporters@theborneopost.com

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