Prof to testify at inquiry

No Comment - Post a comment

THE coroner's inquiry into the death of Nanyang Technological University student David Hartanto Widjaja - who allegedly stabbed his professor - will be held over five days next month.

The dates for the hearing have been set for May 20 to 22, 25 and 26.

Early last month, the 21-year-old Indonesian student, in his final year of studies at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, fell four storeys to his death on campus.

Only minutes before, he was seen running out of his professor's office midway through a discussion, bleeding profusely.

The professor - Associate Professor Chan Kap Luk - had knife wounds and was taken to the National University Hospital.

On Wednesday, lawyer Shashi Nathan, who represents the Widjaja family, and State Counsel Shahla Iqbal, who is assisting the court in the inquiry, spent almost an hour in the chambers of State Coroner Victor Yeo before the matter was mentioned in open court.

The court heard that around 16 witnesses will take the stand.

Mr Nathan said that although the list has yet to be finalised, it is certain that Prof Chan will be one of those in the line-up.

He added that the pathologist who conducted the autopsy is likely to be the first witness.

Mr Widjaja's parents and older brother flew in from Jakarta on Tuesday to attend the hearing. At court, they were accompanied by Indonesian embassy officials. The family have also arranged to meet the head of investigations of the Jurong Police Division later today.


If you have been following this incident, you will realise there are actually 2 sides of a coin to this event. One side of the "truth" as claimed by many medias vis-a-vis the other side that showned otherwise. Hopefully, there will be a justice outcome.

This Post has No Comment Add your own!

Post a Comment