MALAYSIA: SECURITY GUARD SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDERING GIRL
December 25, 2012: In Malaysia, the High Court sentenced a security guard to death after finding him guilty of murdering a 16-year-old girl at an oil plam estate in Masai near here last year.
Justice Datuk Abdul Halim Anan meted out the sentence to D.Kalaiselvan, 47, after finding the defence failed to raise any reasoanable doubts in the prosecution's case.
Kalaiselvan together with another person still at large was charged with murdering Nur Rahayu Qomarodin at the estate in Sungai Masai, Jalan Masai-Kong Kong, Masai, between 2.30am and 2.5am on June 2011.
Murder is a capital offence.
In his judgement, Abdul Halim said the accused exercising his option to give testimony under oath from the witness stand failed to justify his defence and that what he told was mere denial. (Sources: BERNAMA, 26/12/2012)