Saturday July 21, 2012
Nayati kidnapping case against three postponed
By MAIZATUL NAZLINA
KUALA LUMPUR: A magistrate’s court here postponed to Aug 27 a case involving three friends charged with the kidnapping of 12-year-old Dutch national Nayati Moodliar.
Magistrate Erry Shahriman Nor Aripin fixed the date after Deputy Public Prosecutor S. Malini Anne informed the court that she had not received the chemist’s and closed-circuit television (CCTV) reports.
Self-employed Chong Tat Siong, 23, handphone seller Foong Khar Fai,19, and unemployed Lee Phak Seng, 23, were brought to the court at about 9.15am to hear the case against them.
Chong, Foong, Lee Phak Seng and another still at large were charged with kidnapping the boy with the intent to get RM300,000 ransom.
The offence was alleged to have been committed at Jalan Kiara 1, Mont Kiara here at about 7.30am on April 27.
The offence under Section 3 of the Kidnapping Act 1961 carries the death penalty or life imprisonment and possible whipping if spared the death penalty, upon conviction.
Chong and Foong were represented by counsel Rajinder Singh while Lee was represented by Chong Joo Tian.
Nayati was on his way to Mont Kiara International school near his home on April 27 when he was abducted by two men in a black car.
He was released at the Sungai Buloh rest and recreation area on May 3.