KUCHING: A college student from Pujut, Miri, was tentatively charged in a magistrate’s court here yesterday with killing his college mate after a heated argument in a rented apartment.
Sia Hung, 24, who is studying at the Inti College, Sarawak campus here, is alleged to have murdered Lee Chin Fong, 20, at the MJC Apartments in the Batu Kawa new township at 8.15pm on Aug 16.
No plea was taken.
Magistrate Dayang Ellyn Narisa Abang Ahmad fixed Sept 27 for further mention to enable Sia to be referred to the Sentosa Mental Hospital here for observation.
Sia, who was arrested on Aug 17, is tentatively charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code, which carries the mandatory death sentence. – Bernama
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