Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Fathers of murdered youths send memo

Source: (By Charles Ramendran, 28/2/2011)

The fathers of three youths who were murdered in Masjid Tanah, Malacca on Jan 25 turned up at the Bukit Aman federal police headquarters today to hand over a memorandum citing their dissatisfaction over investigations into the case. Businessman Chong Kim Siak, 52, painter Lan Soon Hing, 49 and former livestock farmer Tai Keng Teng, 56 questioned how police could consider the case solved when they had only nabbed one suspect – a 16-year-old teenager who is expected to be charged on March 2.

Accompanied by Kota Melaka MP Sim Tong Him, Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng and Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar, the men, who arrived Bukit Aman at 11am, said they are baffled as to how a 16-year-old boy could singlehandedly commit triple murder.

"They want Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar to intervene and re-open the case. Malacca police have told them that the case will not be pursued further unless there are new leads. "The fathers of the victims want to know why police released the other nine suspects who were apparently at the crime scene on the day, and who were later arrested. The police have not given a reasonable explanation to the victims' families," said Sim.

Chong Say Keong, 17, Lan Ee Shen, 19 and Tai Shi Yong, 18 were found dead next to their motorcycles with stab wounds on Jan 23 at Kampung Binjai, Masjid Tanah. They were apparently set upon by a group of youths after an argument. The memorandum was received by police media centre deputy head DSP N. Venugopal, who assured the victims fathers that he will pass it on to the IGP.

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