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by qishin tariq
KUALA LUMPUR: The trial of the men accused of kidnapping Dutch national Nayati Shamelin Moodliar has been postponed to July 22 due to new developments.
DPP Raja Rozela Raja Toram asked the court for the postponement, saying there had been new developments in the case.
When approached by reporters, the prosecution and counsel Rejinder Singh both declined to reveal what the development was.
The 15th prosecution witness, assistant superintendent of police Zuraimi Zam Zam was adduced again to submit another 32 exhibits collected from a house in Chemor, Perak.
Self-employed Chong Tat Siong, 23, handphone seller Foong Khar Fai, 19, and unemployed Lee Phak Seng, 23, were charged on May 23, last year with kidnapping the Dutch national with the intent to get RM300,000 ransom.
On the second day of the trial, trader Mok Yek Yoong testified that she had rented the house to Chong in April 2012.
The trial continues before High Court judge Kamardin Hashim from July 22 to 31. Chong, Foong and Lee, with another still at large, had their case transferred to the High Court on Sept 28.
Under Section 3 of the Kidnapping Act 1961, the three face the death penalty, or life imprisonment and possible whipping if spared the death penalty, if convicted.
The offence was alleged to have been committed at Jalan Kiara 1, Mont Kiara here at about 7.30am on April 27 last year.
Nayati, 13, was on his way to Mont Kiara International school near his home when he was abducted by two men in a black car.
He was released at the Sungai Buloh rest and recreation area on May 3.
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