Maternal grandparents get custody of slain banker’s son

Members of the Wong family seen speaking with their lawyers.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Jan 9: The High Court today awarded custody of the only son of slain bank manager Wong Jing Kui and his wife, Ling Hang Tsyr, to the boy’s maternal grandparents.

However, Ravinthran N. Paramaguru ordered that the paternal grandparents be given reasonable access to the boy, who is now 9-years-old.

Jing Kui was murdered in 2012 and Ling, 38, was sentenced to death in 2017 for abetting in the killing of her husband.

In dismissing the paternal grandparents’ application for custody, Ravinthran said the boy had been staying with his maternal grandparents for the last six years, and the court did not want to disrupt his life.

The Wong family has been trying to win custody of the boy since Nov 2012, but the court then proposed a consent order, where the child’s custody case was put on hold until the murder trial is done with.

Sibu High Court had on Oct 27, 2017, found Ling guilty of abetting in the murder of her husband, and the case is still pending appeal.

Roger Chin and Steven Sia represented Ling’s family, while Paul Tang and Rodney Voon represented Wong’s family. — DayakDaily