TAIPING: A construction worker was charged in the magistrates’ court here with the murder of a trader two weeks ago.
No plea was recorded from A S Jhon Piter, 49, after the charge was read out before magistrate R Prabakaran as the case is under the jurisdiction of the High Court.
He was charged with killing Chor Kok Kuan, 59, near some food stalls along a sidewalk at the Pokok Assam market here between 3.30pm and 4.15pm on Sept 12.
The charge is framed under Section 302 of the Penal Code which provides for the death penalty or imprisonment of between 30 years and 40 years and not less than 12 strokes of the cane, if not sentenced to death, upon conviction.
Prosecuting officer Khoo Thean Heng prosecuted, while the accused was not represented.
No bail was offered and the court set Nov 20 for mention.