IPOH – A Sri Lankan national was charged in the Magistrate’s Court here today with the murder of a Bangladeshi man.
Thaluka Awantha Kuhanige, 19, is charged with murdering Reazul Islam Saha, 43, at the five-foot walkway of Restoran Candy Bar, Persiaran Pulai Baru 2, Taman Muda in Simpang Pulai here between 6 pm and 7 pm last May 19.
The charge, under Section 302 of the Penal Code, carries the death sentence upon conviction.
However, no plea was recorded after the charge was read before Magistrate Haslinda A.Raof.
The court set Aug 7 for mention.
The prosecution was conducted by deputy public prosecutor Fadhil Ab Wahab, while the accused was represented by lawyer V. Ravindran. – BERNAMA