Sibu bank manager murder trial: Court postpones decision on appeal, needs more time to study case

Hang Tsyr being escorted by prison officers.

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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Aug 30: The Court of Appeal has fixed Oct 8 to deliver its decision on the appeal filed by Ling Hang Tsyr, who was sentenced to death for the 2012 murder of her husband Wong Jing Kui, a former HSBC branch manager in Sibu.

The Court was supposed to fix a ruling today, after the three-man bench heard submissions from the appellant’s Counsels and DPP, but needed more time to study the case.

The Court also required both the appellant and respondent to provide further submission (detailed) on the chronology of the case to its secretariat by Sept 13.

Judge Datuk Zabariah Mohd Yusof, when announcing the date for the ruling to be delivered, said more details of the following were needed:

  1. One of the co-accused of this case, Ling Hoe Ing,was charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder and was sentenced to an imprisonment of 16 years.
  2. The appellant here was charged with abetting Ling Hoe Ing and Tiong King Guan for murder.
  3. How could one of the co-accused, Tiong,was on bail and ran away subsequently.
  4. The chronology of how Tiong was released on bail, how the charges on Ling Hoe Ing was reduced from murder to culpable homicide not amounting to murder,and how Hoe Ing was charged with abetting murder, where he was charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
The family members of the deceased outside the courtroom.

Hang Tsyr was sentenced to death in Sibu High Court on Oct 27, 2017, after she was found guilty of murdering her husband.

Hang Tsyr and Tiong were charged with abetting Hoe Ing to kill Wong at his Jalan Ulu Sungai Merah home at 1.30am on June 14, 2012.

She was charged under Section 109 of the Penal Code and be read together with Section 302 and Section 34 of Penal Code, which carries a death sentence, upon conviction.

Tiong is still at large, while Hoe Ing is serving 16 years jail sentence after he pleaded guilty on Oct 1, 2013, to an alternative charge of culpable homicide in Wong’s death.

Counsel Lim Hong Choon and Counsel Roger Chin acted for the appellant, while DPP Tengku Intan Suraya Tengku Ismail handled the case. — DayakDaily