Filipino in Lahad Datu intrusion trial dies

KOTA KINABALU: A Filipino accused, described by his lawyer as having been ill throughout the ongoing Lahad Datu intrusion trial, has died from an asthma attack.

Habil Suhaili, 68, passed away at 12.45pm at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital here on Saturday.

His counsel Datuk N. Sivananthan said the foreigner suffered from severe asthma.

Sivananthan, who was appointed by the Philippine government to represent 27 of its nationals, said the High Court would be informed of Habil’s demise today.

He added that the defence would continue with the hearing on the remaining dates set by the court.

Habil was charged with being a member of a terrorist group, together with his son, Timhar, 39.— Bernama

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