Six charged with murder, 10 others with rioting at petrol station

MACHANG (BERNAMA) – Six men, including three siblings and a schoolteacher, were charged at the Machang Magistrates’ Court yesterday with the murder of a trader while 10 others were charged for rioting in connection with a fatal brawl at a petrol station on January 27.

Mohd Azam Seman, 23; Muhamad Zarudin Seman, 27; Mohd Rizal Seman, 37; Che Muhammad Sayusi Che Musa, 29; Mohd Rozi Mohd Nawi, 51; and Abd Rahim Abdul Wahab, 56, who were still at large were charged with killing Kamsani Mohamed, 39, at a Shell petrol station, Batu 31, Jalan Machang-Kuala Krai, between 12.30am and 1.30am.

They were charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code and read together with Section 34 of the same Code, which provides for the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

No plea was recorded.

Magistrate Amal Razim Alias set April 12 for mention of the case after deputy public prosecutor Datuk Jamil Aripin applied for a new date pending chemical reports.

Meanwhile, Ahmad Husaini Haron, 24; Wan Muhammad Hafizi Wan Hussin, 29; Mohd Faizal Salleh, 40; Muhamad Akmal Syahmi Ab Arif, 27; Mohd Shafuan Asri, 31; Raja Mohd Azmi Raja Hussin, 37; Abdullah Amiruddin Amir, 29; Norhisan Mohd Rosidi, 43; Nik Mohamad Fazli Nik Mahmud, 29; and Ahmad Shubly Shaari, 35, were charged under Section 147 of the Penal Code and read together with Section 34 of the same Code which provides for a maximum jail term of two years, or a fine, or both.

They were charged along with 10 others who were still at large for rioting and fighting at the Shell petrol station, Batu 31, Jalan Machang-Kuala Krai between 12.30pm and 1.30am on January 27.

All the accused who were present in court however pleaded not guilty. The court allowed them bail of RM4,000 each with one surety and also imposed additional bail conditions to ensure that all the accused did not interfere with any of the witnesses in either case.

The accused men charged with rioting at a gas station on January 27. PHOTO: BERNAMA