MALAYSIA: FILIPINO EX-CON SENT TO THE GALLOWS FOR MURDER
August 2, 2012: The High Court in Malaysia sent a Filipino ex-convict to the gallows after he was found guilty of murdering his fellow countryman five years ago.
Abdul Wilson Arad, 45, committed the offence on Said Alian, 51, at a house at B24A, Jambatan 2, Kg Kurnia Jaya, Batu 4, Jalan Apas, at 4.30pm on Aug 30, 2007.
Â Judicial Commissioner Datuk Douglas Primus made the decision after finding that the prosecution had succeeded in proving that the accused had committed the murder with common intention under Section 302 of the Penal Code.
The prosecution led by deputy public prosecutor Hamdan Hamzah called 11 witnesses throughout the trial.
According to witnesses' testimonies, Abdul, who was armed with a Rambo knife, together with his son, had chased the victim and stabbed him to death and escaped.
He was arrested after committing an immigration offence on March 16, 2010 while his son still at large.
Thirty-two years ago, Abdul, who is unemployed and has four children, had also served six months' of imprisonment for the crime he committed using the name of Abdul Garbin Pidral. (Sources: BERNAMA, 02/08/2012)