Published: Monday February 25, 2013 MYT 3:36:00 PM
Updated: Monday February 25, 2013 MYT 3:54:45 PM
William Yau inquest proceedings to be held March 11-12
By REGINA LEE
PETALING JAYA: The inquest into the death of William Yau will go on for two days beginning March 11.
Coroner Mohd Hezri Shaharil fixed the two days in the Coroner's Court here after William's parents, Yau Kok Kang and Goh Ying Ying, appeared for a mention of the case Monday.
When asked in court if they would appoint a lawyer for a watching brief, they said no.
"If it's not necessary, we won't get a lawyer," said Kok Kang.
Mohd Hezri also reminded that the sole objective of the inquest was to find out how William died.
"This is not a trial. We just want to find out the cause of death.
"We are not here to charge anyone or to punish them," he said.
Deputy public prosecutor Lee Keng Fatt also told the court that they had prepared some 30 witnesses to take the stand, and would start with the police investigating officer and William's parents.
The parents, looking despondent when they arrived in court, were both wearing surgical masks and holding hands. They refused to talk to reporters.
Six-year-old William was reported missing on the night of Jan 16 when he reportedly left the family car while waiting for his parents at an electrical shop in Putra Heights.
After a nationwide manhunt, his body was found on Jan 24, floating near a river jetty in Port Klang.
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