ROMPIN: A Cambodian man has been charged with murdering an 11-year-old girl.
Mohd Amirul Abdullah, 23, was accused of murdering Siti Masitah Ibrahim in a bush area in Kampung Tanjung Medang Hilir in Pekan between 5.50pm and 8pm on Jan 30.
The charge, under Section 302 of the Penal Code, carries the death upon conviction.
Mohd Amirul only nodded his head, indicating that he understood the charge read out to him in front of magistrate Azizah Ahmad. No plea was recorded.
The court set March 25 for mention to submit the chemistry, post-mortem and forensic reports.
Mohd Amirul was represented by lawyer Ahmad Deniel Roslan, while deputy public prosecutor Syamsul Kahar Ahmad Nadri appeared for the prosecution.
A decomposed body was found in an undergrowth some 3km from Siti Masitah's house on Feb 9.
Following a DNA test, it was confirmed that the body was that of Siti Masitah, who went missing on Jan 30.
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