A HOUSEWIFE and her friend were charged in a magistrate’s court in Johor Baru today with the murder of the woman’s husband at a flat in Taman Daya two weeks ago.
Margaret Law, 36, and Fam Mee Fatt, 53, nodded when the charge was read out to them before magistrate Nurmadiana Mamat. However, no plea was recorded.
They were jointly charged with the murder of Lee Ming How, 44, at a flat in Jalan Nipah, Taman Daya, Johor Baru at about 2pm on July 14.
The charge, under section 302 of the penal code and read together with section 34 of the same act, provides for the death penalty upon conviction.,
The court fixed September 27 for mention pending the post-mortem result.
In the same court, both Law and Fam pleaded guilty to self-administration of a drug and were each fined RM1,700, in default of which they will have to serve six months in jail.
Law, who tested positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine, was charged with committing the offence at the Narcotic Criminal Investigation Division of the Johor Baru Selatan district police at about 1.30pm on July 15.
As for Fam. a labourer, he tested positive for methamphetamine at the same place at about on July 16.
Nurmadiana also ordered them to be placed under the National Anti-Drugs Agency’s probation for two years. – Bernama, July 25, 2022.