Many netizens couldn't believe their eyes when City CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Ku Chin Wah was pictured Tuesday holding a photo of suspected killer Kong Swee Kwan.
As SAC Ku is bespectacled with a trim moustache, and Kong sports the same facial hair and also wears spectacles, the resemblance is startling.
When contacted Wednesday for his comment, SAC Ku's thoughts on the matter were clear.
"I am more handsome!" he said in an SMS to The Star Online, complete with a smiley.
Earlier today, @tengfoong tweeted: “See the resemblance?” and included a link to an article with the photo.
Thomas Chin @thomaschin239 commented: "Funny how the suspect and SAC Datuk Ku Chin Wah look so alike."
Lawyer Michelle Yesudas @chelle_yesudas expressed disbelief: "Seriously, Ku Chin Wah didn't even bother to change his specs for the photo op as most wanted ...".
Nikolai @NikolaiAF was amused: "Haha, he's hiding in plain sight! How devious!"
@Hellioz666 saw double as well: "Will the real Slim Shady please stand up? I repeat."
Police are on a manhunt for 44-year-old Kong in connection with the murder of Arab Malaysian Bank founder Hussain Ahmad Najadi.
On July 29, Najadi, 75, was gunned down after a man opened fire at him and his wife at a car park outside the Kuan Yin Temple at Jalan Ceylon.
Najadi's wife, Cheong Mei Kuen, sustained injuries to her hand during the attack. The gunman was later seen escaping in a taxi with the taxi driver and another man.