Sunday, May 24, 2015   

Malaysian charged with murder of British students
(08-19 16:56)

A Malaysian fish monger on Tuesday was charged with murder over the fatally stabbing of two British medical students, a crime that carries the death penalty, local media and police said.
The bodies of Newcastle University students Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger, both 22, were found early August 6 lying in the road in Kuching, capital of Sarawak state on Borneo island.
Five Malaysian men were arrested in connection with the stabbing deaths that occurred after an alcohol-fueled argument, according to police.
One of the suspects, Zulkipli Abdullah, 23, was charged with the murder on Tuesday, The Star daily reported.
The charge carries the mandatory death penalty by hanging upon conviction. No plea was recorded.
The four other suspects would not be charged but would appear as prosecution witnesses, Sarawak deputy police chief Chai Khin Chung told AFP.
He added three of them saw the crime, while the fourth helped dispose of evidence.
Court officials declined to comment when contacted, while lawyers could not immediately be reached.
Violent crime against tourists and expats is generally rare in the Muslim-majority Southeast Asian country. But some recent incidents have sullied that image.
Malaysian police in early June found the body of a 34-year-old British tourist on the resort island of Tioman. They have yet to announce the cause of death.
Last month, a court sentenced to death a Malaysian shopkeeper for the killing of a French tourist in 2011, also on Tioman. --AFP   
Other World breaking news:
(Cannes) Eva spices up the evening (05-22 19:33)
(Cannes) Intimate moment (05-22 19:28)
Israel deputy foreign minister insists on biblical ‘right’ to ‘our’ land (05-22 19:21)
Dogs were pals 27,000-plus years ago (05-22 19:17)
EC’s Juncker welcomes Hungary’s ‘dictator’ (05-22 19:11)
Crime-infested Paris shuts Eiffel Tower over criminal gangs (05-22 19:00)
Don't wait to fix Europe's economy: ECB (05-22 17:14)
Abe's wife visits war shrine (05-22 16:41)
Myanmar rescues 208 Bangladeshis from fishing trawlers (05-22 16:27)
Merkel says still 'a lot to do' for Greek debt deal (05-22 15:49)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.