KUALA LUMPUR: A Myanmar labourer was charged in the magistrates’ court here today for the murder of a senior citizen fruit seller in Taman OUG last month.
Shofi Husson Fozo Rahman, 26, who was charged with killing Ah Kau @ Yow Chow Chong, 80, at 6.30pm on Sept 26, nodded when the charge was read before magistrate Atiqah Mohamed.
However, no plea was recorded from the accused as murder cases fall under the purview of the High Court.
The charge under Section 302 of the Penal Code carries the death penalty or 40 years maximum imprisonment and whipping up to 12 times, if found guilty.
The case was conducted by deputy public prosecutor Nadia Eleena Jamaluddin Akbal, while the accused was not represented.
The court set Nov 24 for next mention and to obtain a post-mortem report.
Earlier, the media reported that an 80-year-old fruit seller died from stabbings in the body and face.
Following that, a suspect was picked up by the police at the crime scene.