Did DJ's ex-lover murder his mum?

Did DJ's ex-lover murder his mum?

It is a court case which has gripped the Malaysian media over the past week. A popular Malaysian radio DJ has had to reveal his sexual orientation in a murder trial. The victim? His mother. The suspect? His former lover. Benson Ang rounds up the week's proceedings.

The two men met around Chinese New Year in 2011 through Mr Tan's elder brother.

Back then, Mr Tan found Lim to be mature and independent, reported Sin Chew Daily.

They started dating a month later. Lim also moved into Mr Tan's family home at Taman Sri Segambut in Kuala Lumpur around that time. The one-storey building had been home to the Tan family for more than 30 years, reported The Star.

They also went on several trips together to Singapore, China, Hong Kong and so on.

But two or three months into the relationship, the two men started quarrelling. At times, they argued as often as three times a week. In court, Mr Tan reportedly painted Lim as a suspicious lover who got jealous easily.

Lim would look through his phone messages and once even entered his office, he reportedly said in court.

"(Lim) said that was the way he loved me, but I couldn't take it."

Once, Lim suspected Mr Tan of having an affair with another man, although this was not true.

The two ended up in a fight that left Mr Tan with a bleeding forehead.

Mr Tan said: "It (the relationship) wasn't healthy. It was anything but healthy, seriously."

Nonetheless, they were willing to continue the relationship.

Some weeks before the fatal attack, their relationship deteriorated even more.

They had several arguments, with some revolving around Lim asking Mr Tan to move out of his family home and in with him.

Mr Tan did not want to, reportedly saying that he loved his family and would not move out as long as his mother was in the house.

There was also tension between Lim and Madam Lai.

Although the woman was supportive of the relationship, she quarrelled with Lim on Nov 25, 2011.

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