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Bangladeshi cook charged with murder of mental patient

KUALA KUBU BHARU (BERNAMA) – A Bangladeshi cook was charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday with the murder of a male resident of a mental healthcare centre in Bukit Beruntung, in December last year.

Mohammad Abdul Alim, 33, was charged with killing Leong Kam Ming, 52, at a mental healthcare centre, Jalan Cempaka 2, Bukit Beruntung, at about 6.30pm on December 24, 2022.

The charge was framed under Section 302 of the Penal Code which provides for the death penalty if convicted. Mohammad nodded in understanding after the charges were read to him before Judge Siti Fatimah Talib, but no confession was recorded because murder cases are under the purview of the High Court.

Also in the same court, the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge of entering and being in the country without any valid travel documents at the same location, at 2.23am, on December 27, 2022.

Mohammad Abdul Alim at the Magistrate’s Court. PHOTO: BERNAMA

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