Accused had no reason to shoot, court told


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 16 Apr 2003

KUALA LUMPUR: There was no motive for businessman Kenneth Lee Fook Mun @ Omar Iskandar Lee Abdullah to kill an accountant three years ago since they did not know each other earlier, a High Court heard yesterday. 

Defence counsel Datuk Muhammad Shafee Abdullah said evidence had revealed that his client did not know or was related to the deceased, Lee Good Yew, at all before the shooting incident in Jalan Istana Baru, here, took place. 

“There was no motive for the shooting. The accused did not attempt to escape after the shooting,” he said in his closing submissions at the end of the defence's case. 

Shafee argued that there was also overwhelming evidence that Lee, 52, was suffering from a hypoglycaemic attack (abnormally low sugar level in the blood) when he allegedly shot the deceased. 

“Hence, the accused could not have the requisite intention or knowledge to have committed the murder. This submission is supported by the fact that the accused has had a history of hypoglycaemic episodes before the incident. 

“The accused had also undergone two similar attacks in the Sungai Buloh prison after the incident,” he added. 

Lee, a grandson of former Finance Minister Tun H.S. Lee, is on trial for shooting Good Yew, 54, to death at 7.55pm on Aug 22, 2000. 

He was ordered by Justice S. Augustine Paul to enter his defence on Nov 9, 2001. In his testimony, he said he was not a violent person and that he could not remember shooting the deceased on that fateful day.  

The hearing continues today.  

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