The family of a murdered former HSBC bank manager is appealing to the attorney-general to apply for a deferment at the Federal Court to provide time for fresh evidence to be adduced.
The hearing, to challenge the acquittal of the victim’s wife, Ling Hang Tsyr, for abetment, is set for May 19.
The request by Wong Ji Kui’s parents is to allow them to file more data and evidence.
Wong Tiew Ming and Law Boh Ing want more time to carry out “thorough work”, noting that Ji Kui’s wife was the beneficiary and administrator of her husband’s estate.
“(We are applying) to the court to defer the case hearing to allow time to study the case properly and submit a petition with new evidence,” they said in a letter addressed to Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
The letter, dated April 23, was also addressed to law minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar and Attorney-General Idrus Harun.
Wong and Law also said that the admission of new evidence must be allowed if it was caused by “shortfalls of certain police, prosecutors and judges”.
“It will cause a great injustice to all parties, especially innocent victims, if relevant evidence to correct misconstrued judicial opinion or judgment that helped in her acquittal are not admitted,” the letter said.
Ling and her boyfriend, Tiong King Guan, were initially charged with abetting Ji Kui’s murder, with Ling initially sentenced to death by the Sibu High Court in 2017.
She was acquitted two years later. Tiong remains at large. – FMT