SEREMBAN: A 38-year-old man was charged at the magistrate's court here with the murder of his father.
No plea was recorded from Tan Chee Meng, who was accused of committing the offence at their home in Simpang Pertang on Nov 18.
He allegedly stabbed his father, Tan Yin Fah, following an argument around 9.30am.
Chee Meng was charged under section 302 of the Penal Code which carries the mandatory death penalty upon conviction.
Magistrate Naziah Mohd Alias then fixed Jan 21 next year for remention.
The accused was unrepresented, while Syarifah Nur Amirah Syed Ahmad Yunus prosecuted.
It was earlier reported that the argument started after the victim apparently chided the accused for spending too much time on his mobile phone.
The accused then got into a quarrel with the victim, which led to the father hitting him with a plastic chair.
The accused then allegedly retaliated by stabbing his father.
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