SUNGAI PETANI – A 35-year-old housewife was charged at the Magistrate’s Court here today for killing her two sons last week.
According to the charge sheet, Saw Shok Kian was accused of murdering Tee Cong Ming, 5, and Tee Chong Sern, 2, at between 10 pm on Nov 30 to 3 pm on Dec 1 at a house in Lorong Wira Indah, Taman Wira Indah, Sungai Petani.
Shok Kian was charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code which carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.
The accused, who was wearing a blue gray strip dress, appeared calm and only nodded her head when the charges were read by the court interpreter in Mandarin.
Also present in court were the accused’s husband, Tee Chooi Peng, 36, as well as family members.
Earlier, the accused’s counsel from the National Legal Aid Foundation Farahdina Che Bakar applied to the court to place the accused under pyschiatric surveilliance.
“The accused has never been referred to any psychiatrists and during the arrest her hands were injured,” she said.
Deputy public prosecutor Nur Anida Nasir supported the application, considering the injuries sustained by the accused were consistent with the injuries on the victims.
Nur Anida said this was in line with Section 342 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
Magistrate Mohd Hadi Hakimi Harun later ordered the accused to be referred to Hospital Bahagia in Ulu Kinta, Perak for 30 days for observation.
The court set January 12 for case mention while awaiting the toxicology, chemistry and forensic reports. – BERNAMA