KULAIJAYA: Four “Myanmar “nationals were charged in a magistrate’s court here with murdering their countryman, whose body parts were found packed in several plastic bags and dumped by a highway here.
The charge was read out in Bahasa Malaysia to Myo Myint, -Mohd Hassan Ali, Shaib Othman and Haji Ismail.-
However, Shaib Othman and Haji Ismail could not understand the charge.
Magistrate Ahmad Farid Ahmad Kamal then set Sept 24 for next mention and asked for a Myanmar interpreter to be present in court.
The four men were accused of murdering another Myanmar national, known only as Kothet, bet-ween 9pm on July 29 and 11.20am on Aug 1.
It was reported that highway officials discovered the body parts of the victim, which were packed in black plastic bags and thrown by the side of the North-South Expressway near KM21 heading south on Aug 1.
In a separate case, a bus driver was fined RM5,000 for driving in a reckless manner resulting in an accident 10 years ago.
Ismail Ahmad, 33, pleaded guilty to the offence, which occurred at around 12.40am along KM39.9 of the North-South Expressway heading south on Dec 26, 2004.
During the incident, Ismail had swerved his bus and rammed into the metal divider on the road. Another vehicle then hit the bus.
The accident claimed the life of a 13-year-old girl.
Magistrate Ahmad Farid fined Ismail RM5,000 for the offence and sentenced him to four months imprisonment if he failed to settle the fine.
He also ordered for an official record to be included in Ismail’s driving records on the accident.
DPP Siti Asmah Zainal Arrifin prosecuted both cases.the star malaysia news
A roadside bomb attack on a group of teachers riding on motorcycles and protecting by police killed a teacher and wounded two others. The attack happened at about 8.00 a.m. on the road and near a bridge in Khok Pho district of Pattani.
While four teachers riding on motorcycles protected by police in a pickup truck and a motorcycle arrived near the bridge at Bang Kro village of Tambon Tha Rua, a roadside bomb was detonated.
Patimo Saemasae, 28, was killed and teacher Lamduan Chuduang, 55 and Pol Sr Sgt Maj Pradit Iamsri, 44, were injured.
They were admitted to Khok Pho Hospital where Mrs Patimo later died.
Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) has condemned the roadside bomb attack in Pattani province, which resulted in a death of a female teacher.
ISOC Fourth Region Forward Command spokesman Col Pramote Prom-in on Thursday expressed sorrow over the death of 28-year-old Patimor Saemasae who was killed in a bomb ambush this morning, describing the attack as inhuman act.
“We are deeply sorry to have lost a valuable educational person to such an inhuman act,” he said.
Col Pramote vowed the authorities would speed up investigation and hunt for the insurgents who committed the crime to bring them to justice.
The bomb attack took place on Ban Bang Kro bridge in Tha Ruea sub-district at about 8.30am while a police squad assigned to provide protection to teachers was accompanying travelling teachers to their school.
The bomb attack also left a police officer and another female teacher wounded. They were sent to Khok Pho Hospital for treatment.
Col Pramote said initial investigation suggested that insurgents placed an improvised explosive device, a gas cylinder bomb, at the bridge-neck and detonated it when the teacher protection unit passed by. (MCOT)