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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Police nab suspected final suspect in Taman OUG murder

KUALA LUMPUR - Police have arrested the 10th, and final, suspect in the high-profile street murder of Datin Wong Siu Ling on July 6.

The 41-year-old, arrested about 7.30pm yesterday, is believed to have planned the lunchtime shooting in Taman OUG.

City police chief Datuk Amar Singh confirmed the arrest.

A police source told Malay Mail he worked for the mastermind and was responsible for finding the middleman to arrange for hired killers to do the job.

“With this arrest, police believe they have rounded up all the main suspects in the case,” he said.

On Saturday, police arrested the hitman who pulled the trigger on Wong, with Malay Mail revealing he was not paid the RM10,000 he was promised by the person who put out the hit.

The 29-year-old factory worker arrested in Tampoi Utama, Johor Baru, had admitted to police he was the pillion rider who shot Wong.

Last week, police said a RM13 million ceramic business deal that went sour was believed to have set off Wong’s murder.

The 32-year-old had given the money last year to a businessman, who went into hiding soon after.

She pressed for the return of her money after she realised the venture was going nowhere.

Police had said Wong had hired a private investigator to track down the businessman earlier this year and this could have led to her murder.

She had obtained the investment capital from her husband, Datuk Wong Chun Kee, who had business dealings in China.

Police were also investigating how he had made the money, and the possibility of money laundering.

On July 19, police detained eight people, including the businessman, who was the alleged mastermind, and his wife, who is believed to have played the role of middleman in hiring Wong’s killers.

Among the others arrested were a businessman, and his wife who ran a restaurant.

Other suspects held include the hired killers picked up in Chemor, Perak, and two accomplices. They are thought to have been paid about RM60,000 for the execution.

All were aged between 26 and 54.

A Glock 19 pistol recovered from the hired killer’s car is believed to have been used in three other shooting incidents in 2013 and last year.

The incidents involved a murder, an attempted murder, and a case of discharging a firearm at a victim’s house.

All the cases took place in Sungai Siput Utara, Perak, and were related to drug activities.

Police confirmed the cases based on the bullet casings obtained from the scene of Wong’s shooting and the gun seized. However, they are still investigating if the same hired killers were involved.

The murder also fuelled speculation that Wong’s husband was being pursued by investors in a Ponzi scheme in China.

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