GEORGE TOWN (NST) – A vegetable delivery woman, charged with stabbing a Rapid Penang bus driver last month, has been ordered to undergo psychiatric observation at Hospital Bahagia Tanjung Rambutan for another month.
Magistrate L. Uma Devi made the order on Chong Lan Keow, 49, after her case came up for mention yesterday.
She also fixed Dec 10 for the case to be re-mentioned pending a full psychiatric evaluation on Chong.
Chong, who was represented by Goh Chee Sun, was alleged to have stabbed Aisyamudin Yaacob, 27, with a knife in the leg after he refused to stop at a non-designated stop in Paya Terubong about 6.50am on Oct 6.
She was detained at her house the next day and a 8.5cm long knife, believed to have been used in the stabbing, was recovered from her.
On Oct 10, Chong was charged in the magistrate’s court with voluntarily causing hurt to Aisyamudin.
She was ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation for a month at Hospital Bahagia Tanjung Rambutan in Perak.
The offence, under Section 324 of the Penal Code, for causing hurt with a weapon carries a jail sentence of up to three years or fine or whipping or any of the two punishment, if found guilty.