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Friday October 4, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Friday October 4, 2013 MYT 9:01:22 AM
by maizatul nazlina
KUALA LUMPUR: A tow truck operator was charged in a magistrate’s court here with two counts of murdering Arab-Malaysian Development Bank founder Hus-sain Ahmad Najadi and attempting to murder the victim’s wife.
Koong Swee Kwan, 44, who is initially known as Sei Ngan Chai (four-eyed guy) was brought before deputy registrar Rosmaniar Zainuddin to face the charges at about 11.10am yesterday.
Koong is accused of murdering Najadi, 75, at the parking lot of the Kuan Yin temple in Lorong Ceylon here between 1.30pm and 2pm on July 29.
He is charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code, which carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.
Koong faces a second charge of attempting to murder Najadi’s wife Cheong Mei Kuen, 49, and causing her injury at the same time and place.
The charge, under Section 307 of the Penal Code, provides a jail term of up to 20 years if convicted.
Koong, who was unrepresented, showed no emotion when the charges were read to him.
No plea was recorded.
DPP Wan Shaharudin Wan Ladin asked for a mention date pending the forensics report.
The court fixed Dec 9 for mention.
On Aug 16, taxi driver Chew Siang Chee, 45, who allegedly ferried Koong, claimed trial in the Sessions Court to possessing a pistol and four bullets.
Najadi was shot and his wife wounded as they emerged from the temple on the day of the incident.
The gunman fired on the couple at close range, killing the banker on the spot.
Najadi was shot twice in the chest while Cheong was hit on the left hand and right leg.
Key suspect in Najadi murder willing to surrender
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