Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Teen detained at President's pleasure for murder of lover's husband

April 15, 2008

TEENAGER Muhammad Nasir Abdul Aziz, who killed his lover's husband, was ordered by the High Court on Tuesday to be detained at the President's pleasure, an indefinite jail sentence.

Muhammad Nasir Abdul Aziz, 17, pleaded guilty to the murder but was not given the death penalty because of his age. He was two months short of 17 when he stabbed Mr Manap Salip, 29, a disc jockey, to death outside his 16th storey flat at Block 74, Whampoa Drive, on July 1 last year.

In all, he stabbed Mr Manap nine times in the back and on his neck. He threw the knife into a canal next to the block after the killing before taking a taxi home.

["Detained at the President's pleasure sounds like he becomes the President's sex slave. A better phrase is needed. How about, "Detained at the discretion of the President"?]

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