Fifth man charged over Cathay Cineleisure slashing

A fifth man was charged in court on Tuesday over the slashing of a full-time national serviceman (NSF) outside Cathay Cineleisure Orchard on June 15.

Muhammad Hasnul Redha Abdullah, 19, is alleged to have committed rioting with a deadly weapon with four others in an unlawful assembly whose aim was to cause hurt to NSF Wilson Siau, 20, at Grange Road. Mr Siau's head and hands were injured as a result of the attack.

Hasnul's two alleged accomplices, Mizra Abdul Azman, 23, and Muhammad Fahmi Razali, 20, were also back in the same court on Tuesday. The prosecution asked that Mizra, who is represented by Mr S.K. Kumar, and Fahmi be remanded for another week for further investigation. Mr Kumar had tried to ask for bail to be granted to his client.

Hasnul is remanded at Central police division lock-up for a week until July 2. The other two who have been charged - Muhammad Fairuz Abdul Ghani and Muhammad Nazmir Osman, both 20 - will appear in court on Friday. If convicted of rioting with deadly weapons, they could each be jailed for up to 10 years and caned.