Thursday, August 8, 2013

Cops name AmBank founder’s shooter, nab 3 other suspects

City police today named Kong Swee Kwan as the main suspect behind the high-profile murder of Arab-Malaysian Bank founder Hussain Ahmad Najadi.

Three other people, believed to be involved in the killing, have also been arrested.

Kong, 44, is at large but is believed to be still in the country, Kuala Lumpur CID chief Datuk Ku Chin Wah told reporters.

The suspected gunman, who was previously named as “Sei Ngan Chai”, a popular moniker in Cantonese for those wearing spectacles as it means “Four-Eyed Man”, has a record of possession of stolen goods and extortion, he said.

A second suspect, a 42-year-old man, has been taken in for questioning.

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A second suspect, a 42-year-old man, has been taken in for questioning.

“He is believed to be at the crime scene with the taxi driver and the shooter.

“Yesterday at 10pm, we went to his house but he was not in. He later came and surrendered at the IPK here,” Ku told a news conference at the city police contingent headquarters (IPK).

He said the second suspect was a Chinese man, married with children and was an odd-job worker.

He was also wanted for a cheating case.

Ku also said two Kuan Yin temple trustees, both women aged 47 and 61, were also being held for questioning to “shed light on the motive of the killing”.

He said the women had been near the temple when Najadi was shot but added that the police did not believe that the trustees were involved in an alleged land deal with the banker.

The police had previously said their initial investigations showed the motive may have been due to property deals which had gone sour, a belief they reiterated today.

Ku said the police had recorded a statement from a man Najadi had met at the temple prior to being shot to death.

“His statement has been recorded and he was interested in one of the temple’s properties.

“We suspect that [the shooting] has got to do with the land [deal],” Ku said.

Najadi, 75, who had Iranian citizenship and permanent Malaysian residency, was the chairman and chief executive of multi-billion dollar corporation AIAK Group.

He had established the Arab-Malaysian Development Bank in 1975, now known as AmBank.

The banker was shot in the chest, while his 49-year-old Malaysian wife Cheong Mei Kuen survived the shooting but suffered serious hand and thigh injuries.

The police said Cheong was recovering from her injuries, but did not want to give a statement at this point in time.

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