Saturday September 22, 2012
Datuk Seri and son claim trial
By MAIZATUL NAZLINA
PETALING JAYA: A Datuk Seri and his son have pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here to causing the death of a trader in Seri Kembangan last month.
Datuk Seri Jaafar Shaari, 50, and son Ahmad Jiwari, 23, were jointly charged before Ses≠si≠ons judge Hayatul Akmal Abdul Aziz yesterday.
Jaafar and Ahmad Jiwari claimed trial to the charge of manslaughter for the death of trader Azahari Sidek, 44.
They were accused of causing Azahariís death following a fight at Downtown at the Mines in Seri Kembangan between 3.40am and 5.30am on Aug 13.
Jaafar is the main founder of Pertubuhan Kebangsaan Warisan Ketuanan Melayu Mal≠ay≠sia (Pewaris Malaysia).
(Among the organisationís main objectives are to protect the interests and activities related to the Islamic religion, education, politics, social, economy and the Malay rights in Malaysia without affecting the rights of other races.)
The father and son were charged under Section 304(b) of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail or a fine or both if convicted.
DPP Siti Aisyah Ab Rashid prosecuted while the accused were represented by Datuk Abdul Halim Yahya.
Siti Aisyah urged the court to set bail at RM15,000 in one surety each.
Abdul Halim asked the court for a reduced bail amount as the wife of one of his clients was a factory worker and he had surrendered to the police.
Hayatul Akmal granted bail at RM10,000 each pending mention on Oct 23.