Penang Bouncer Charged with Murder

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A nightclub bouncer was charged in the Butterworth Sessions Court today with the murder of a colleague two weeks ago.

Danial Said/NST

Christopher Wong Khoon Swan, 34, nodded after the charge was read out to him in the Hokkien dialect before judge Noor Aini Yusof, sitting as a magistrate.

However, no plea was recorded.

Wong was charged with murdering Lau Weng Heng, 43, at Jalan Dahlia Tiga, Taman Dahlia, between 5.50 am and 6 am last July 29.

He was charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code, which carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

Deputy public prosecutor Roslina Idris prosecuted, while Wong was unrepresented.

Judge Noor Aini Yusof fixed Sept 10 for mention of the case.

On July 29, it was reported that a motorcyclist died after he was rammed into and dragged by a car before being beaten up by the driver, said to be a friend, at Taman Dahlia.

A resident had called police to report an accident involving a motorcycle and a Proton Wira at the housing estate.

Initial checks by police at the scene found a black Yamaha 135LC motorcycle lying next to the victim, and the victim had injuries to his head and body, believed to be from the beating.

Further checks, including initial information from the neighbour and closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera footage, revealed the victim was riding on his motorcycle before he was rammed into by a Proton Wira, driven by a man.

The driver then dragged the victim, along with his motorcycle, for several metres before coming to a halt after hitting a parked Perodua Myvi by the side of the road.

The driver then got down from his car and hit the victim continuously, believed to be with a stick. Pieces of the stick were found at the scene.

Investigations by police later found both of them to be friends and unemployed.