Wednesday, February 19

‘Accused bought tools before disappearance of his wife’

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Wong leaves the courtroom after the trial.

KUCHING: A witness in the hearing of case of a pharmacist charged with murdering his wife in March last year said the accused purchased some hardware items before his wife was killed.

The female witness worked at the hardware shop from which the accused Wong Zing Haw bought the items.

“The accused bought a saw, a chain saw, a chopper and a knife.

“All of these items are priced between RM700 and RM800,” she said.

All the items were brand new and still have price tags.

Meanwhile, according to another witness, the assistant investigating officer for the case, Wan Yunus Wan Morni, police engaged diver to locate the missing body parts of the victim, Yang Xi a Chinese national, after her head was found on the banks of Batang Lupar, Jalan Skait Lama on March 3 last year.

Wan Yunus added the police also searched the river for the body,

When asked by Deputy Public Prosecutor Musli Abdul Hamid about the outcome of the search, the witness said they failed to locate the body.

Wong is charged with murdering his wife between February 25 about 9:30 pm and March 3 about 4.30pm.

He allegedly committed the crime at Lot 1530, Block 3, Simanggang Town Land District.

Wong is charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code which provides for mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

Yesterday’s trial continued with 10 witnesses testifying.

The trial is scheduled to be heard again before the same Judge Azhahari Kamal Ramli from December 3 to 6.

Wong is represented by lawyers Muhammad Fairuz Masri and Jubilant Austinway.