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SUNGAI PETANI, Jan 18 (Bernama) -- A car salesman was charged in the

Magistrate''s Court here today with the murder of a marketing executive about six

years ago.

Shahril Jaafar, 31, the son of a "Datuk" businessman, is charged with

murdering Chee Giap Yap, 25, between 5.30pm and 3.05am on Jan 15, 2006 at Kelab

Cinta Sayang here.

He is charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code which carries the

mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

Shahril, who was brought from the Kuala Muda police lock-up, was charged

before Magistrate Raja Shahril Anuar Raja Baniamin.

However, no plea was recorded.

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COURT-MURDER 2 (LAST) SUNGAI PETANI

The court set March 11 for mention pending the accused DNA result.

Shahril was arrested by the police at the KL International Airport upon

arrival from Perth, Australia, last Jan 17 and was remanded for seven days to

facilitate investigations into the murder of the marketing executive.

Chee''s semi-nude body was found along Jalan Kelab Cinta Sayang. She was

believed to have been raped.

She was said to have gone jogging with her 24-year-old sister at the time of

the incident.

Following investigations, Shahril was arrested and released on police bail,

pending his DNA result.

However, he fled the country to Australia where he managed to obtain

permanent residence.

-- BERNAMA

ZAJ ZAJ MIS

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