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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Cops tracking down fb user over conspiracy claim on Kayong's murder

KUCHING - Authorities are pursuing a Facebook user over a post suggesting that the government, ministers, and elected representatives were responsible for the murder of Miri PKR secretary Bill Kayong.

The Borneo Post quoted Sarawak CID chief Datuk Dev Kumar as saying that the Facebook user also uploaded two photos showing the arrest of Datuk Stephen Lee Chee Kiang, and claimed that the fugitive businessman was not the real culprit.

“The defamatory Facebook posting by one person with the profile name ‘Vernon Aji Kedit’ alleged that Datuk Stephen is not the real criminal. Instead, he wrote the government, YB and Minister are the real thieves and murderers,” Dev Kumar said yesterday.

He added that a police report over the Facebook post was lodged the same day.

“The state police is not amused with this posting as it appears to be belittling the hard work done by the police in tracking and bringing back the suspect to face justice.

“The account holder has also made false accusations against parties who are in no way connected to the murder,” Dev Kumar added.

Yesterday, Lee was charged with abetting in Kayong's murder at a magistrate’s court in Miri.

The Star Online reported that the businessman, suspected to be the mastermind behind the high-profile killing, was brought to the court under heavy police escort.

The charge sheet reportedly stated that Lee, together with Lie Chang Loon, Chin Wui Chung as well as another person who is still on the loose, had on June 21 at the traffic light near E-Mart at Kuala Baram abetted Mohamad Fitri Pauzi in commissioning Kayong’s murder.

No plea was recorded and the court has fixed December 30 for mention.

The offence carries the mandatory death penalty upon conviction.

Lee left the country days after Kayong was gunned down while he was in his Toyota Hilux vehicle at a traffic intersection in Jalan Kuala Baram near Lutong, Miri, on June 21.

Two suspects arrested in connection with Kayong’s murder were charged in the magistrate’s court last July.

Kayong was actively involved in fighting for native land rights in the state. - Star Online

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