Saturday September 29, 2012
PKFZ case put off as Ling falls sick
KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik’s cheating case has been adjourned to Monday after the former transport minister was re-admitted to Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) for treatment.
His lead counsel Wong Kian Kheong told trial judge Justice Ahmadi Asnawi that Dr Ling, 69, went to HKL again yesterday morning for a check-up.
“On Wednesday, Dr Ling was admitted to the hospital and discharged on Thursday,” he said.
Wong tendered a letter issued by HKL general medicine specialist Rahal Yusuff explaining the health condition of the former MCA president, who is suffering from diabetes, heart problem and low sugar condition.
Wong applied for a postponement for the re-examination of Dr Ling, who is the first defence witness.
Justice Ahmadi had, on March 9, ordered Dr Ling to enter his defence on three counts of cheating the Government in relation to the Port Klang Free Zone project.