DEATH FOR IM­MI­GRA­TION DUO

Found guilty for mur­der of il­le­gal im­mi­grant

New Straits Times - - News - MUHAM­MAD MUSTAKIM RAMLI news@nst.com.my

THE fam­i­lies and col­leagues of two Perlis Im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cers broke into tears at the High Court here when the duo were sen­tenced to death for mur­der­ing an im­mi­grant in 2014.

They were wait­ing anx­iously in the pub­lic gallery and were seen weep­ing the mo­ment ju­di­cial com­mis­sioner Abu Bakar Katar passed down the sen­tence in a re­trial in con­nec­tion with the mur­der of a Bangladeshi man.

How­ever, the of­fi­cers, Mohd Amin­nudin Mohd Yasin and Zuhairul Ef­fendy Zualka­fli, both 35, did not show any re­ac­tion when the sen­tence was read out.

Abu Bakar said the court found that the de­fence failed to raise any rea­son­able doubt against the pros­e­cu­tion’s case.

He said the court had stud­ied the ev­i­dence pre­sented by the pros­e­cu­tion and the de­fence be­fore de­cid­ing on the guilty ver­dict.

The duo were sep­a­rately charged with mur­der­ing il­le­gal im­mi­grant Abu Bakar Sid­diqe at the pantry of the state Im­mi­gra­tion head­quar­ters, be­tween 10pm and 11pm on Oct 29, 2014.

Deputy pub­lic pros­e­cu­tor Ba­dius Za­man Ah­mad pros­e­cuted, while lawyer Ra­hamat­ul­lah Ba­harudeen rep­re­sented both the ac­cused.

In Oc­to­ber 2015, the High Court here ac­quit­ted the duo of the mur­der, but a re­trial was or­dered fol­low­ing an ap­peal by the pros­e­cu­tion.

PIC BY AZHAR RAMLI

The two Perlis Im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cers (left) be­ing led to the High Court in Kangar yes­ter­day.

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