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KUCHING, August 13: The family of slain bank manager Wong Jing Kui is offering a reward of RM50,000 for information that can lead to the arrest of the man accused of his murder — Andrew Tiong King Guan.
Jing Kui was murdered in 2012, and Tiong has not been seen since Feb 2015.
The deceased’s sister Wong Hie Huong and parents were at the Court of Appeal today to hear the appeal of Ling Hang Tsyr, who has been found guilty of abetting the killing of her husband (Jing Kui).
Ling was charged together with Tiong under Section 302 of the Penal Code, which carries a mandatory death sentence upon conviction. They were accused of committing the offence at Jing Kui’s house in Ulu Sungai Merah, Sibu, at about 1.30am on June 14, 2012.
Another accused, Ling Hoe Ing, 28, is currently serving a 16-year jail sentence after he pleaded guilty on Oct 1, 2013, to the alternative charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
After Hoe Ing pleaded guilty, the court gave Tiong and Ling a discharge not amounting to an acquittal on their abetment charge. But the charges were reinstated in February 2015 after the prosecution filed an appeal to the Court of Appeal. It was then that Tiong vanished, and a warrant of arrest was subsequently issued against him.
Ling, on the other hand, was sentenced to death by the High Court on Oct 28 last year.
“We seek the public’s help because he (Tiong) is believed to be involved in my brother’s death. My sister-in-law was found guilty by the court, and we feel the judge has made the right decision,” said Hie Huong today.
Meanwhile, the Wong family is also distressed that the court had handed over custody of Jing Kui’s son to Ling and her family: this is despite her being convicted with abetting in her husband’s murder.
Before her arrest, Ling took her son, who was three-years-old then, from the Wong family in Sibu to her own family in Kuching on July 29, 2012.
Speaking on behalf of the Wong family and also on a watching brief, lawyer Christina Teng said Ling and her family had prevented access and cut all ties with the Wongs, prompting the latter to take legal action to fight for custody of the child.
“The child should not be in the custody of a convicted murderer and her family. Apart from the child, nobody from the convicted side of the family should profit from any crime,” Teng said, adding that Ling and her son are the beneficiaries of Wong’s assets.
Members of the public who have details of Tiong’s whereabouts can alert Hie Huong at 016-8843275 and Kuching police at 082-241167. — DayakDaily