KUALA LUMPUR: A married coupled were charged in the Magistrate's Court here with the murder of a waiter killed by a bomb blast in Pandah Indah on Dec 29, 2022.
Khor Swee Boon, 33, and his wife Ng Hui Yee, 30, were jointly charged with the murder of Cho Lim Fong, 29, in front of a restaurant at Jalan Pandah Indah 1/22, Pandan Indah here at 8.55pm on Dec 29.
They were charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code, read together with Section 34 of the same code, which carries the death penalty if convicted.
Khor and Ng nodded after the charge was read out before Magistrate Nurmaizan Rahim on Monday (Jan 16) but no plea was recorded as murder comes under the jurisdiction of the High Court.
Lawyer RSN Rayer, who is representing both Khor and Ng, asked for bail to be given to Ng as she needed to take care of her children, aged five and seven, who were currently under the care of her parents.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Nurul Ameera Sam Kamaruddin objected to the request and said there were no special circumstances to allow the court to offer bail.
Magistrate Nurmaizan rejected Ng's request for bail and set March 23 for the next mention of the case. - Bernama