By Dorcas Ting
KUCHING, Oct 8: Ling Hang Tsyr escaped the gallows after the Federal Court of Appeal discharged and acquitted her of the 2012 murder of her husband, Wong Jing Kui, a former HSBC branch manager in Sibu.
Justice Datuk Zabariah Mohd Yusof ruled that there were gaps between circumstantial evidences.
“It is unsafe to convict and hang her based on circumstantial evidences.”
The three-man bench led by Zabariah, Datuk Suraya Othman and Datuk Wira Kamaludin Mohd had heard submissions of both the appellant and defendant on Aug 26 and fixed Aug 30 for decision.
On Aug 30, the Court said they needed more time to study the case and required the DPP to provide a detailed chronology of the case and fixed Oct 8 (today) to deliver its decision.
Ling was found guilty in the Sibu High Court on Oct 27, 2017, and sentenced to death for abetting the murder of her husband at their Jalan Ulu Sungai Merah home at 1.30am on June 14, 2012.
Ling and another suspect, Tiong King Guan, were charged with abetting Ling Hoe Ing to kill Wong.
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.
Counsels Lim Heng Choo and Roger Chin acted for the appellant, while DPP Tengku Intan Suraya Tengku Ismail handled the case. — DayakDaily