A businessman who was charged in the Ipoh Magistrate’s Court in January with causing grievous hurt to a condominium security guard was brought to court again today to face an amended charge of murder, following the death of the victim last month.
The charge was amended after the police reclassified the death of the security guard, who was attacked while on duty at the swimming pool of the condominium in December last year, as a murder case.
However, no plea was recorded from Ahmad Noor Azhar Muhammad, 33, after the amended charge was read out to him before magistrate Noor Azreen Liana Mohd Darus.
Noor Azhar was charged with murdering S Thava Sagayam, 64, on the seventh floor of Menara Majestic, Jalan CM Yusuff in Ipoh, between 8am and 9.30am on Dec 29 last year.
The charge, under Section 302 of the Penal Code, provides the death sentence upon conviction.
Noor Azhar was previously charged under Section 335 of the same law with voluntarily causing hurt on provocation.
The court set Oct 18 for mention.
State prosecution director Azlina Rasdi prosecuted while lawyer Ariff Azami Hussein represented the accused.