Man, 44, gets death penalty for murder of JPN employee

The accused after receiving his death sentence for the murder of an assistant registrar.

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SIBU, Mar 11: A lorry driver has been sent to the gallows after he was found guilty by the High Court today for the murder of an assistant registrar of the National Registration Department (JPN).

Judge Lim Hock Leng arrived at the decision against Philip Uja, 44, after finding that the prosecution had proven the case beyond reasonable doubt.

He said after considering all aspects and evidence, including evidence from an e-hailing driver, a telephone conversation between the accused and the victim, the victim’s necklaces as well as attempted murder made by the accused, it was undeniable that the prosecutor had established a case against the accused under Section 302 of the Penal Code.

Philip was charged with the murder of Nurnia Azalea between 8pm on Aug 1, 2018 and 2.30pm on Aug 2, 2018 at a rental room in Tiong Hua Road.

He was charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code with the death penalty upon conviction.

Philip was represented by defence lawyer Rosli Gapor while the prosecution was represented by Deputy Public Prosecutor Mohamad Arif Aizuddin. —DayakDaily