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Monday, October 29, 2018

Libyan student charged with murder of Wan Amirah

SEPANG: A 24-year-old Libyan student has been charged by a magistrate’s court here with the murder of assistant manager Wan Amirah Wan Alias, who was killed in a hit-and-run two weeks ago.
Ahmed Abdullah Ali appeared before magistrate Yusna Khadijah Md Yusop here on Monday (Oct 29). No plea was recorded.
He allegedly committed the offence at 7.35pm at Shaftsbury Square, 2350 Persiaran Multimedia, Cyber 6 in Cyberjaya on Oct 17.
The charge under Section 302 of the Penal Code provides for a mandatory death sentence upon conviction..
Ahmed was later brought to a Sessions Court to face two other charges.
He was also accused of causing grievous hurt to 20-year-old foreign student Basel Giumaa El Maarfi by using a knife at Hyve Soho Suite, Jalan Impact, Cyber 6, Cyberjaya.
The offence was allegedly committed at 4.45am on Aug 30. 
The charge under Section 326 of the Penal Code carries a maximum 20 years imprisonment and can be fined or whipped.
Ahmed was also accused of a drug-related offence, where he allegedly self-administered cannabis at the narcotics office of the Sepang police district headquarters at 6.10am on Oct 19.
The charge under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 carries a maximum RM5,000 fine or jail time of up to two years.
He claimed trial to both charges.
DPP S. Abirami did not offer bail, on grounds that the accused had committed a serious offence and the victim was hurt.
Lawyers Dinesh Muthal, Nur Siti Fairuz Roslan and Mohd Redzuan Mohamed Yusoff represented the accused.
Sessions Court judge Harith Sham Mohamed Yasin fixed Dec 7 for mention.
Viral CCTV footage of the accident showed Wan Amirah being hit by a car and dragged along the street at Shaftsbury Square, as she was crossing the road at 7.35pm on Oct 17.
Wan Amirah, 31, passed away at Hospital Putrajaya at 5am on Oct 18.
The incident has angered residents, who say reckless driving is an issue in Cyberjaya.
Three men were arrested at about midnight on Oct 18 at Pusat Bandar Putra Permai in Seri Kembangan and at Verdi Residence in Cyberjaya, along with a Sabahan woman in connection with the incident.
However, the Sabahan woman was later released.
All four are students at an international university in Cyberjaya.- Star

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