Published: Saturday May 19, 2012 MYT 1:16:00 PM
Updated: Saturday May 19, 2012 MYT 2:59:46 PM
Elderly sisters’ murder attempt dominates Chinese dailies

BUTTERWORTH: The news of two elderly sisters charged with attempting to murder the older womans daughter-in-law had dominated the Chinese dailies today.

Guang Ming Daily reported that the older woman Lee Wei Mei, 63, was very emotional when she was bought to a Sessions Court with her sister Wei Chee, 60, in Butterworth on Friday.

Wei Mei was crying and throwing accusations against her son and daughter-in-law over an alleged money issue.

The sisters were accused of using a knife to cause injury that could lead to the death of Wei Meis daughter-in-law Yeoh Kar Tin, 42, at her flat in Taman Tun Hussein at about 4pm on May 8.

Wei Mei also repeatedly said that there was no point to raise a son and the son is helping the wife.

Yeohs husband, Mak Chee Wah, 42, said he and his brother would not hire lawyers to represent his mother as she still did not admit her fault.

We will not visit our mother, Mak told reporters at the Penang Hospital yesterday.

Mak claimed that his mother had withdrawn money his father, who was working in Australia, banked in for them.

My father is very angry after reading the news reports. He is angry and sad with what my mother has done, he said.