NAVY MAN CHARGED WITH MUR­DER

Two oth­ers charged with vol­un­tar­ily caus­ing hurt

New Straits Times - - Front Page - RE­PORTS BY NURADZIMMAH DAIM AND SHARIFAH MAHSINAH AB­DUL­LAH

I WOULD HAVE PRE­FERRED IF ALL THREE WERE CHARGED WITH MUR­DER, SAYS NIK BAIHAQY’S SIS­TER

MOHD Izhri­fikri Roslee is ac­cused of mur­der­ing fel­low ser­vice­men Nik Muham­mad Baihaqy Nik Mat and Muham­mad LailatuI­man Mohd Sukri. Two other RMN sailors are charged with caus­ing hurt.

AMEMBER of the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) was charged at the mag­is­trate’s court here yes­ter­day with the mur­der of two navy sailors at the Sun­gai Wangi de­ten­tion unit in Si­ti­awan last month.

Lead­ing Rate Mohd Izhri­fikri Roslee, 29, who was clad in an or­ange lock-up uni­form, nod­ded to in­di­cate he un­der­stood the charge when it was read be­fore mag­is­trate Nur Shaqira Ibrahim. No plea was recorded.

Izhri­fikri was ac­cused of mur­der­ing Nik Muham­mad Baihaqy Nik Mat, 28, and Muham­mad LailatuI­man Mohd Sukri, 26, be­tween 10.30am and 3.20pm at the train­ing field of the de­ten­tion unit on Sept 29.

Nur Shaqira set Dec 12 for men­tion.

RMN Lead­ing Rate Hamzah Zakaria @ Ali, 35, pleaded not guilty to vol­un­tar­ily caus­ing hurt to the two victims in front of the de­ten­tion unit’s walk­way about 10.30am on Sept 29.

He was charged un­der Sec­tion 323 of the Pe­nal Code, which car­ries a max­i­mum penalty of oneyear im­pris­on­ment and RM2,000 fine upon con­vic­tion.

Lead­ing Rate Mohd Farid Musa, 32, was charged with vol­un­tar­ily caus­ing hurt to Nik Baihaqy at the de­ten­tion unit’s guard­post about 12.30am on Sept 28.

He pleaded not guilty.

The trio were on guard duty at the de­ten­tion unit.

Nur Shaqira set Oct 30 for men­tion of the two navy men’s cases and granted RM4,000 bail for each of the charges.

There was heavy po­lice pres­ence both in­side and out­side the court­room.

It was re­ported that the victims, who were of Able Sea­man rank, had com­plained of ex­haus­tion while un­der­go­ing train­ing at the de­ten­tion unit.

They were given im­me­di­ate treat­ment af­ter vom­it­ing and suf­fer­ing short­ness of breath, but were later de­clared dead by

med­i­cal per­son­nel.

Post-mortem re­ports re­vealed that they suc­cumbed to lung bleed­ing, be­lieved to be due to tor­ture.

Two navy men who un­der­went train­ing at the unit later also lodged re­ports on al­leged as­sault by navy per­son­nel.

PIC BY AB­DUL­LAH YU­SOF

Po­lice­men es­cort­ing Lead­ing Rate Mohd Farid Musa (front), Lead­ing Rate Mohd Izhri­fikri Roslee and Lead­ing Rate Hamzah Zakaria @ Ali out of the Seri Manjung mag­is­trate’s court in Manjung, Perak, yes­ter­day.

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