DOWNTOWN EAST MURDER
Youths brought to court
By Elena Chong
[ Photo: Straits Times online news ]
TWO more youths were brought to court on Friday over the Downtown East murder of a polytechnic student, bringing the number of people charged to 11.
Stilwell Ong Keat Pin, 19, and Puay De Feng, 20, were each accused of being part of an unlawful assembly, one or more of whom caused the death of Darren Ng Wei Jie, 19, at the main foyer of Downtown east at Pasir Ris Close on Oct 30.
Darren died in hospital hours after the apparent gang-related attack, during which he was hacked with choppers.
Ong, represented by Mr Sunil Sudheesan, was arrested in Johor Baru with the help of the Royal Malaysian Police Force while Puay was nabbed here on Wednesday.
Both were remanded for a week for investigation.
If convicted, they face the mandatory death penalty.