Muidin Maidin, 24, allegedly murdered Nurul Nadirah at an oil palm plantation in Bandar Seri Alam, Masai, here between 11 am and 7 pm on March 1.
He faces the mandatory death sentence upon conviction under Section 302 of the Penal Code.
Muidin who was unrepresented merely nodded when the charge was read out to him. No plea was recorded however.
Magistrate Mohd Isa Mohamed fixed May 4 for remention.
Meanwhile, in the same court, a man who was detained with Muidin for the murder, was sentenced to a month in prison and two years supervision after he pleaded guilty to taking drugs.
Razmin Mosum, 34, also a labourer, took methamphetamine at the Narcotics Crimes Investigation department of the Seri Alam police headquarters about 8.40 pm on March 2.
Mohd Iza ordered the sentence to take effect from the date of his arrest on March 2. Razmin was not represented as well.
DPP M.Vinodharan prosecuted. -- Bernama