KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 (Bernama) -- A businessman was charged in the Selayang Magistrate's Court here today with the murder of his girlfriend's two-year-old son last month.
Mohd Hisham Mat Yunus, 42, is charged with killing Muhamad Umar Haiqal Mohd Hazlee at the Future World Avenues Resort, Lebuh Raya Rawang Batu 15, Taman Rimba Komanwel, Gombak near here between 3.30am and 4.30am on June 2.
Mohd Hisham is charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code which carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.
Magistrate Nurliana Ismail fixed Sept 9 for remention of the case.
Deputy Publuc Prosecutor Sharifah Zulia Balqish Syed Agil appeared for the prosecution while the accused was represented by lawyers Nik Mohamed Ikhwan Nik Mahamud and Farhan Read.
After the proceedings, Nik Mohamed Ikhwan told the media that the accused's girlfriend, who was earlier remanded to help in the investigation of the case, was given a conditional release on Monday.
The media had earlier reported that a two-year-old boy had been beaten to death by his mother's boyfriend.
The victim's body was later alleged to have been buried in a forest area in Gunung Berinchang, Cameron Highlands.
NIM SSA KHY AO