Chicken trader to know fate in murder trial on June 16

The decision on the case of a chicken trader who was charged with killing a divorcee has been postponed to June 16.

IPOH: The decision in the case of a chicken trader accused of killing a divorcee six years ago has been postponed by the High Court here on Wednesday (April 12).

Judicial commissioner Bhupindar Singh Gurcharan Singh Preet set June 16 for the decision.

Mohd Nur Hussein Mohd Salleh, 40, was charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code with the murder of Hamidah Abdul Rahman at her home in Taman Dato Lew Yan Sip here between midnight and 5am on March 13, 2017.

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During the proceedings, lawyer Datuk Naran Singh, who represented Mohd Nur Hussein, said the Dewan Negara had just passed a Bill to abolish the mandatory death penalty in Malaysia.

“The Bill was passed (on April 10), but has yet to be gazetted.

“Therefore we would request for a different date for the decision to allow us to see if we can apply for mitigation,” he said.

Deputy public prosecutor Nasrul Hadi Abdul Ghani prosecuted.

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