Friday, December 2

Murdered Sibu ex-bank manager’s parents appeal for more time to prove case


(From front left) Law, Jing Kui’s sister Wong Hie Huong, and Tiew Ming are seen in a file photo.

SIBU (May 19): The parents of murdered former bank manager Wong Jing Kui are appealing to the attorney-general to apply for a deferment at the Federal Court to provide time for fresh evidence to be adduced.

Free Malaysia Today (FMT) said in a report yesterday that the hearing to challenge the acquittal of Jing Kui’s wife, Ling Hang Tsyr, for abetment, has been set for May 19.

Jing Kui’s parents, Wong Tiew Ming and Law Boh Ing, are seeking to file more data and evidence.

The report said they want to carry out “thorough work” as Ling was the beneficiary and administrator of her husband’s estate.

FMT reported the parents had sent a letter dated April 23 addressed to Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob, de facto Law Minister Dato Sri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, and Attorney-General Tan Sri Idrus Harun.

In the letter, Wong and Law said the admission of new evidence must be allowed if it was caused by “shortfalls of certain police, prosecutors and judges”.

“It will cause a great injustice to all parties, especially innocent victims, if relevant evidence to correct misconstrued judicial opinion or judgment that helped in her acquittal are not admitted,” FMT quoted the letter as saying.

Jing Kui was murdered at his house in Jalan Ulu Sungai Merah here at around 1.30am on June 14, 2012.

Ling and her boyfriend Tiong King Guang were initially charged with abetting.

She was initially sentenced to death by the Sibu High Court in 2017 but was acquitted two years later.

Tiong remains at large.