2018 PD by-election candidate charged with husband’s murder

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A housewife was charged at the Seremban Magistrate’s Court today with killing her husband by stabbing him to death on Jan 23.


Lau Seck Yan, 55, who contested in the Port Dickson by-election in 2018, was charged with killing her husband Poh Seng Hiap, a former accountant at their house at Rasa Kemayan Golf & Country Township here between 3.30pm and 4.30pm.

The charge, framed under Section 302 of the Penal Code, carries a death penalty upon conviction.

No plea was recorded as the accused became emotional when the charge was read out to her before Magistrate Norzaliza Tesmin.

“I don’t want to be charged under that Section…the truth is not like that…I shouldn’t be charged under that Section,” she called out.

The Magistrate then told the accused that she must talk to her lawyer if there was anything she wanted to say.

The requests by Lau’s lawyer, Ng Kian Nam, for the court to send her for a psychiatric evaluation and to be granted bail were both denied.

The court set Feb 25 for re-mention.

Earlier, the accused was seen shouting as the police escorted her into the courtroom at 9.30am.

“I didn’t kill him! He pushed me! He attacked me!” she told the media.

“I didn’t kill anyone! I am the victim… They want to investigate me according to Section (302), which is not fair to me… The officer refused to investigate under another section.”

It was reported that the husband was found dead with two stab wounds in the chest and waist in the kitchen of their house. The couple has four children and two of them witnessed the incident.

Earlier reports:

Jan 25, Ex-polls candidate remanded for murder

Jan 24, Wife allegedly stabs husband to death in Seremban