Saturday, 12 January 2008

Suspect in the murder of MIC leader

A man in his early 30s has been identified as the main suspect in the murder of Datuk S. Krishnasamy.

He is Indian, medium-built and about 152cm tall.

An eyewitness saw the man, who was dressed in a black shirt and jeans, running away from the state MIC headquarters in Jalan Segget here, carrying a package and a helmet.

The man fled the scene in a red motorcycle heading towards Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Johor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Hussin Ismail told reporters at a press conference at the state police headquarters here late last night.

Police recovered a slug believed to have been fired from the murder weapon and are analysing it to trace the weapon used and exploring all angles in the investigation.

However, there was no trace of a struggle during the incident.

The post-mortem results showed the late Datuk Krishnasamy was shot once below the left eyebrow and the bullet went through to the back of his head.

Datuk Krishnasamy was shot point blank, DSP Hussin said, but nothing was taken from him.

All exit points in the state have been blocked to prevent the suspect from escaping.

DCP Hussin urged anyone with information to contact Johor Baru (South) CID Chief Deputy Supt Norhashim Mohamad at 07-223 2222 or the police hotline at 07-221 2999.

The Star has the report here

(Above: The Suspect: Photofit of the man seen running out of the building).


Daphne Ling said...

Hi Aunty Maria,

Im back!

You know, this country is getting more and more scary...I don't understand how people can be so heartless...

Like I was telling my mom this morning: When a person is assasinated, they die, period...

They don't suffer anymore (at least not in this life, depending on your religious belief)...

But it is their family who will suffer the loss, emotionally, mentally, financially etc...

If you hate a person so much, why do you kill him, when it is not him who suffers?

It is soo sick!

My condolences to the family of Datuk S. Krishnasamy...

PS: I don't know if there was a mistake or what, but somehow or other, the actual picture of Datuk S. Krishnasamy and the photofit of the killer looks very similar...Memang coincident, or they salah put photo or salah label ni?

Rocky's Bru said...

Daph, get new glasses. The suspect looks very much like KJ.

And Kak Ton,
I hope we won't reach a point many countries have reached, in which every killing will be followed by a group coming up to claim responsibility -- and credit.

Zawi said...

Kak Ton,
Criminals are so daring nowadays knowing that the laws will never catch them. Even if they are caught, a guilty verdict is becoming a rarity due to the sloppy prosecution brought about by poor investigations or lack of evidence against them.
Such is the state of security in our country nowadays.
Maybe it is time that we are allowed to arm ourselves to protect ourselves?

Hi&Lo said...

Very cool assassin. I think he is a pro. To catch him, police must be two steps ahead of him, but are they?

Well, easier to issue traffic summonses and intimidate law-abiding citizens holding vigil who are no threat to public order.

Anonymous said...

thumbs up for police efficiency.
photofit of suspect out in extra quick time. kudos to police.

maria a samad (kak ton) said...

Hi Daphne,

Welcome back! So many things happened while you were gone.

This country doesnt seem to be safe any more, neither for kids nor adults.

Ex-tv personality Wan Zaleha got abducted while walkiong to her car by four men and taken for a "terror" ride, a child missing and a politician shot dead.

Aiyah! what is happening to this country?

Criminals are getting the day.

It's just so sad.

maria a samad (kak ton) said...


Just pray it wont come to that.

maria a samad (kak ton) said...

Hi Zawi,

It is certainly frightening when we look at the increasing crime rate in the country.

There was a high incidence of break-ins in my area about four years ago. The Police couldnt do much. So we got together and decided to hire security guards to man our neighbourhood.

We have since employed three guards to patrol our area from 9pm - 6.30am.