MALAYSIA: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER OF PEPPER BUSINESSMAN
|The court complex in Kuching
July 25, 2020:
The High Court of Kuching, Malaysia, on 24 July 2020 convicted and sentenced a man, who killed a pepper businessman in 2016, to death. (Sources: Dayak Daily 24/07/2020)
High Court Judge Celestina Stuel Galid found that the prosecution had proven the case beyond reasonable doubt and convicted him as charged.
Chong Fook Fatt was charged for murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code, which carries a mandatory death sentence upon conviction.
Fook Fatt was accused of killing Ching Siew Kong at Kampung Jugan in Bau on 21 June 2016.
Fook Fatt was charged together with his brother, Fook Loi.
Fook Fatt was charged with murdering Ching while Chong Fook Loi was charged under Section 109 of the Penal Code for abetting in the murder.
Fook Loi was discharged and acquitted on 19 July 2018.
Ching was shot in the head and died of his injuries at Sarawak General Hospital.
DPP Hayda Faridzal Abu Hasan prosecuted while the accused was represented by Fadzillah Osman.