Published: Tuesday January 8, 2013 MYT 11:01:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday January 8, 2013 MYT 4:39:56 PM
Samurai accomplice's plea bargain postponed
By QISHIN TARIQ
PUTRAJAYA: The plea bargain by the woman who allegedly ran amok with a samurai-sword-wielding man outside the Prime Minister's Department has been postponed due to her lawyer's poor health.
Deputy public prosecutor Mohamed Shah Reza Noor Azman informed the court that Muhdalena Ahmad's lawyer, M. Visvanathan, had taken medical leave Tuesday.
Muhdalena, 28, is accused of committing criminal intimidation by threatening to cause grievous hurt to a policeman, possession of a sword, and two additional charges under the Protected Areas and Protected Places Act 1959.
The alleged offences were committed in the vicinity of Complex B of the Prime Minister's Department here at around 2.30pm on July 9.
DPP Nadia Izhar said that the prosecution was still in discussion with Muhdalena's counsel over the plea bargain.
She added that the defence would submit its reply to the plea bargain on Wednesday.
On Monday, Visvanathan said his client was exploring the possibility of a plea bargain, but would go for full trial if a bargain could not be reached.
Muhdalena and her partner Khalil Afendi shocked the country when they ran amok outside the Prime Minister's Department building.
Both were shot by the police and Khalil succumbed to his injuries at Putrajaya Hospital.
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