SEREMBAN – “I didn’t kill anyone! He pushed me! He attacked me! I am the victim!”
This was Lau Seck Yan’s impassioned plea when she was brought to the Magistrate’s Court and charged for murdering her husband Poh Seng Hiap today.
Lau, a former lecturer and independent candidate who contested for the Port Dickson constitutional seat in 2018 was accused of stabbing her husband to death at their home at Rasa Kemayan Golf & Country Township last Sunday (Jan 23).
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Lau Seck Yan was formally charged with murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code, which carries the death penalty upon conviction, reported FMT.
No plea was also recorded from Lau as she was unable to contain her emotions 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 was also seen screaming hysterically at reporters gathered outside the courtroom as she was led inside by two policewomen.
“I didn’t kill anyone! Remember my face and remember my words. I didn’t kill anyone! I am the victim!”
She also accused the police of unfair prosecution and their insistence to charge her under Section 302.
Request denied by court
“They want to investigate me according to Section (302), which is not fair to me… The officer refused to investigate under another section,” she shouted.
Lau’s lawyer, Ng Kian Nam had requested the court to send her for a psychiatric evaluation and be granted bail, both of which were flatly denied.
The case has been fixed for remention on Feb 25.
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