Tuesday February 19, 2013
Nayati to testify against three
KUALA LUMPUR: Twelve-year-old Dutch national Nayati Shamelin Moodliar (pic), will take the stand in the trial of his alleged kidnappers before the High Court here.
Self-employed Chong Tat Siong, 23, handphone seller Foong Khar Fai, 19, and unemployed Lee Phak Seng, 23, claimed trial to kidnapping the boy with the intent to get RM300,000 ransom.
The three, with another still at large, had their charges re-read for the first time since the case was transferred to the High Court on Sept 28.
Justice Kamradin Hashim set April 15-19 and May 13-17 for the trial.
Chong and Foong were represented by Zamri Ibrahim, while K.T. Wong represented Lee.
DPP J. Jean Sharmila told reporters the prosecution would be adducing 30 witnesses, including Nayati.
Under Section 3 of the Kidnapping Act 1961, the three face the death penalty or life imprisonment and possible whipping if spared the death penalty, if convicted.
The offence was alleged to have been committed at Jalan Kiara 1, Mont Kiara here at about 7.30am on April 27.
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.