KUCHING: A businessman and former employee of the murdered victim Tang Tung Kuok have been charged for the alleged crime.
No plea was taken from the accused Teng Jing Bian and Tiong Kim Kai as the case was still being mentioned in the Magistrates’ Court.
The chemist’s report as well as the findings of the autopsy, post-mortem, forensic DNA sample tests are still needed before it can be transferred to the High Court.
Businessman Tang, 37, was allegedly slained between Jan 12 and 15 at an unnumbered (and abandoned) house at Lorong Dusun, Off Jalan Ong Tiang Swee here.
Four other men, suspected to be Chinese nationals are still at large. It was also claimed that Tang was kidnapped first before the murder. It was believed that he was stabbed with a knife.
Murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code is a non-bailable offence that carries the death penalty upon conviction.
His remains were identified after a wristwatch and a gold ring purportedly belonging to the victim was found on the body, which was in a state of decomposition.
Counsels Roger Chin and Michael Kong represented Teng while Cousel Voon Lee Shan represented Tiong.
Four other men (locals) has been released on court bond of RM10,000 each.