JOHOR BARU - A dental technician has been charged at a Magistrate's Court here with murdering his girlfriend.
Lim Siang Kim, 35, nodded to indicate that he understood the charge when it was read to him in Mandarin before magistrate Noor Aisyah Ahmad yesterday.
Lim is accused of murdering Teo Kang Ling, 35, in Jalan Setia 3/5, Taman Setia Indah, at around 8am on June 3.
He was charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder, which carries the mandatory death penalty upon conviction.
No plea was recorded and Noor Aisyah set Aug 29 for next mention of the case pending a post-mortem result.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Adilah Nur Yahya prosecuted the case while lawyer G. Ravi represented the accused.
Earlier reports said Lim had allegedly killed his partner during a heated quarrel, and later dumped her body in a wooden box before throwing it by the roadside.
The victim's body was discovered inside the box after the boyfriend led police to an area in Taman Setia Indah on June 10.