Thursday October 25, 2012
Sixth suspect in double murder charged
By TERENCE TOH
KAJANG: A sixth suspect in the murder of businessman Leong Kian Sheong and his female companion last month has been charged at the magistrate's court here.
Businessman K. Kalaivanan, 48, allegedly committed the offence with Leong's wife Yau Chooi Thin, 29, and five others. Four have been charged while another is still at large.
He is accused of murdering Leong, 37, and part-time model Vivien Wong, 20, at a house in Taman Segar Perdana, Cheras, between 6.10am and 6.45am on Sept 13.
No plea was recorded and no bail offered.
Kalaivanan was charged with murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code, which carries the mandatory death penalty.
The accused was represented by Geethan Ram Vincent, while DPP was Siamalah Rangasamy.
Magistrate Aina Azahra Arifin set Dec 5 for next mention pending forensic reports.
Self-employed Ismail Ahmad, 58, taxi driver S. Dheepak, 27, Internet cafe worker S. Sandrasagran, 37, and security guard V. Rajendra Prakash, 33, were jointly charged on Oct 4 while Yau was charged on Oct 12.
Leong and Wong were found in a pool of blood in a room on the ground floor of the house on Sept 14.
They were believed to have been killed a day earlier, but their bodies were only discover- ed after a friend visited the house at about 10pm.