SHAH ALAM, May 28 (Bernama) -- The High Court here has adjourned the defence
trial of former lawyer N. Pathmanabhan and three farmhands accused of murdering
cosmetics millionairess Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three other individuals, to
The trial was to have commenced today, but counsel Manjeet Singh Dhillon who
is defending Pathmanaban, the first accused, applied for an adjournment,
submitting he needed more time to study the evidence with his client.
He also told the court that Pathmanabhan was not feeling well enough to attend
"My client slipped at the Sungai Buloh prison last night and was rushed to
hospital. He did not have enough rest and is not ready to face trial today," he
The presiding judge, Datuk Akhtar Tahir, had on April 30, this year ruled that
the prosecution had succeeded in establishing a prima facie case against
Pathmanabhan, 43, T. Thilaiyalagan, 21, R. Matan, 22, and R. Kathavarayan, 32.
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