Sibu bank manager murder trial: Court let AAS decides if deceased’s family acted in contempt of court

The court complex in Kuching.

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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, August 30: The Federal Court of Appeal will let the Advocates Association of Sarawak (AAS) decides whether the family members of murdered Sibu bank manager acted in contempt of the court for calling a press conference in relation to the case in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday (Aug 28).

The counsels of accused Ling Hang Tsyr, who was sentenced to death for the murder of her bank manager husband, Wong Jing Kui, in 2012, had raised this matter in the Court today as they were worried of outside interference in relation to the case.

The deceased’s family members had during the press conference pleaded for the Court to scrutinise the evidence before delivering a final decision.

Counsels Lim Heng Choo and Roger Chin had filed an appeal for Ling, which case was being heard today but the Court had postponed to issue a new decision due to lack of details in the chronology of the case.

Judge Dato Zabariah Mohd Yusof said the court was not going to make any order on the issue as the deceased’s family should have acted on the advice of the family’s lawyer Christina Teng.

“She (Teng) should be more responsible in what they (the deceased’s family) do. The Court would leave this matter to the Advocates Association of Sarawak whether to take action against the said counsel,” she elaborated.

“Our duty are to hear evidence and facts, we cannot respond to press report,” she added.

On worries for outside interference, Zabariah assured: “There is no outside interference as long as we are concerned.”— DayakDaily