2 bodyguards on murder charge freed

New Straits Times

Two bodyguards of a prominent businessman escaped the death sentence when the High Court acquitted them without calling for their defence.

G. Edward Joseph, 49, and A. Sanderasegan, 48, were jointly charged with murdering entrepreneur Lim Moon Lin, 35 .

The offence was allegedly committed near the office of T.S. Lau Holdings Sdn Bhd, 47-12 Jalan 1/116B, Kuchai Entrepreneur Park, off Jalan Kuchai Lama, about 5.30pm on Jan 27, 2002.

Judge Lim Yee Lan said the prosecution had not made out a prima facie case against both accused.

Lim said she agreed with the defence that it would be wrong to conclusively identify the first accused as the person who assaulted the victim which caused his death.

She also said the identification of the second accused by the victim's wife five months after the murder was of "poor quality".

Joseph was represented by counsel Datuk K. Kumaraendran while counsel Zamani Ibrahim represented Sanderasegan.

DPP Yusaini Amer Abdul Karim prosecuted.