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Case of businessman charged with assaulting security guard transferred to High Court

Under the amended charge, Ahmad Noor Azhar Muhammad is accused of murdering S Thava Sagayam at a condominium in Ipoh in December 2020.

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The Ipoh Magistrate’s Court today ordered the case of a businessman charged with causing grievous hurt to a security guard at a condominium in December 2020 to be transferred to the High Court.

Magistrate Noor Azreen Liana Mohd Darus made the order following an application by deputy public prosecutor Fatin Hosna Mohamad Zikri to transfer the case involving Ahmad Noor Azhar Muhammad, 34.

Noor Azhar was initially charged with causing grievous hurt to the security guard, but the charge was amended after the police reclassified the death of the guard, who was attacked while on duty at the swimming pool of the condominium in December last year, as murder.

According to the new charge, Noor Azhar is accused of murdering S Thava Sagayam, 64, at Menara Majestic A-7-1, Jalan CM Yusuff, between 8am and 9.30am on Dec 29, 2020.

The charge was framed under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder and carries the death sentence upon conviction.

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