SHAH ALAM, Aug 31 ― The police have detained three men and a woman to facilitate investigations into the killing of a single mother whose body was found in a bag last week in Klang.
The three men, including the victim’s boyfriend, were picked up on Sunday and the woman, the next day.
North Klang police chief, ACP Mohd Yusoff Mamat said today, they were picked up at a hotel and internet cafe in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.
He said the suspects aged between 27 and 44, tested positive for drugs, adding that initial investigations revealed the motive for the killing of the 36-year-old victim was jealousy.
“Her assailant was believed to have been high on drugs during the attack,” he said.
On August 25, the woman’s body was found in a bag. She was believed to have been punched, kicked and hit with a bottle. ― Bernama
SEREMBAN, Aug 31 ― A suspected car-jacker who was leaving a magistrate’s court here yesterday after his remand request was heard, broke free from his handcuffs and escaped from police custody.
Seremban police chief, ACP Mohamad Zaki Harun said Bahtiar Ramli, 32, got onto a motorcycle ridden by a friend who was waiting near the court premises and fled about 11.50am.
In a statement here today, he said the man, who was wearing a black t-shirt at the time of his escape during a downpour, was earlier nabbed for car theft.
“A review of the suspect’s criminal records showed he was often arrested for drugs,” he added.
Mohamad Zaki urged those who knew Bahtiar’s whereabouts to contact the Seremban police headquarters or the nearest police station. ― Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 — RON95 and RON97 will cost five sen less from tomorrow (September) while the retail price of diesel remains unchanged at RM1.70 per litre.
Petron Petrol Dealers Association president Nor Manshor Abdul Ghafar told Bernama here today, that the retail price of RON95 will therefore be RM1.70 while RON97, RM2.05 per litre. — Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 — A woman and her three-year-old son were killed after they fell from the 32nd floor of Kiara Residence 2, Bukit Jalil here at about 2pm today.
The bodies of the 32-year-old woman and the boy were found at the first floor landing.
Cheras police ACP Chong Kok Sin said her husband told police that she was suffering from depression.
“Her husband, aged 28, a real estate agent, had once brought his wife to get psychiatric treatment at Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UM) sometime in May or June. According to her husband, she had always said she wanted to commit suicide,” he told reporters here today.
He said just before the incident, his wife had informed her husband that she wanted to throw some rubbish and that the family was preparing to make a trip to Karak, Pahang.
“She had brought her son along. After about five minutes, the husband asked his daughter to join them at the parking lot while he packed the bags.
“He then heard loud thuds and when he looked down from the corridor of his unit, saw their bodies sprawled on the first floor landing,” he said, adding the woman and her son were believed to have fallen from a lounge for residents at the floor which had four-metre high sliding glass windows.
The bodies were sent to the UKM Medical Centre for post-mortem. — Bernama
SABAK BERNAM, Aug 31 — Umno must pay heed to the interests of non-Malays because the backbone of the Barisan Nasional consistently received their support in general elections, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
He said Umno would still need their support in the coming 14th general election (GE14).
“For GE14, Umno as the backbone of the BN must take into consideration the interests of non-Malays to help the BN win, asides from the deposit of Malay support,” he said whe opening Sungai Besar Umno delegates’ conference here today.
Ahmad Zahid, who is also Umno vice president but discharging the duties of deputy president following the sacking of Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, said the BN’s victories in elections in Sabah and Sarawak all along was also because of the support of non-Bumiputeras.
As such, he said all Umno leaders must be seen to be fair so that the voters and people continued to appreciate and support the BN.
He also reminded Umno leaders to always prioritise unity and prepare for the General Election (GE) rather than focus on party elections.
“What is the meaning of holding a post in the party but losing in the General Election?” he said.
Also present were Selangor Umno chief Tan Sri Noh Omar and Sungai Besar Umno division chief Datuk Jamal Md Yunus.
Earlier, Ahmad Zahid had also launched a book penned by Sungai Besar MP Budiman Mohd Zohdi titled Buku Biru: 10 Sebab Budiman Pilih Umno (Blue Book: 10 Reasons Why Budiman Chose Umno). — Bernama
KUALA TERENGGANU, Aug 31 ― A post-mortem on a two-year-old toddler who subsequently died after being brought to a health clinic by her sister and brother-in-law on Monday showed numerous wounds on the body.
State Criminal Investigation Department chief ACP Wan Abd Aziz Wan Hamzah said there were burn marks on the left leg of the toddler and tears in the scalp on the left side of her head.
“Investigations also revealed that the victim has old and fresh injuries all over the body including on her face, head and legs.
“Both her ears and lips were also torn; there were bruises on her back and third-degree burns,” he said in a statement here, today.
He said Nudzirah Nur Safiah Sabarudin, the youngest of eight children was believed to have succumbed to infection as a result of untreated wounds.
The child was brought to the Paka health clinic on Monday at 3pm by her sister and brother in-law, with whom she was staying at Paka, Dungun, but passed away several hours later.
According to Wan Abd Aziz, the victim lived with her sister and brother-in-law, who have since been detained for further investigation, as their parents were working in Kuala Lumpur. ― Bernama
KOTA BARU, Aug 31 ― Former PAS vice president Datuk Husam Musa joining Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) will not affect PAS, said its Deputy Spiritual leader Datuk Ahmad Yakob.
He said it was still to early to gauge Amanah’s strength especially after the former PAS stalwart joined the PAS splinter last night.
“To know whether they (Amanah) are strong or not, wait till the general election,” he told reporters here today.
Husam, who is also Salor assemblyman, announced that he was joining Amanah in Cyberjaya last night.
He was sacked from PAS in April following his vocal criticism of PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang especially on alleged cooperation between PAS and Umno as well as the failure of the Kelantan government to tackle the issue of illegal logging. ― Bernama