TEMERLOH - A Singaporean taxi driver has been charged in two separate courts here with stabbing his wife and murdering a Chinese national.
Quah Tee Keon, 46, is alleged to have murdered Ruan Chao Qiang at a house in Taman Mawar Indah in Triang, Bera at around 3.30am on Oct 13.
The offence carries the death penalty.
The charge was read out in English as Quah could not understand Bahasa Malaysia.
Quah's lawyer Lim Lip Eng asked for bail due to his client's diabetic and asthmatic condition.
However, DPP Ellyna Othman asked magistrate Najwa Hashim to deny the request.
The magistrate denied Quah bail and set Dec 17 for mention.
At the Sessions Court, Quah claimed trial to the charge of injuring his wife Loong Mei Ling, 33, by stabbing her with the knowledge that it would cause death.