Tuesday 28 September 2010

Another little girl has gone missing

I picked up this news from Nuraina who posted it in her blog:

NURIN ALERT: Have You seen Little Xin Ru?

In June 4 this year, 2 year-old Nisha Chandramohan went missing in Mentakab, Pahang after a mentally-ill aunt took her out for a walk. She was never found.

Last Tuesday (Sept 21) in Raub, Pahang, 2 year-old Lee Xin Ru, went missing. We hope and pray that she will be found soon -- safe....

If you have any information on her, please contact Inspector Haroza Pandi at 019-8793776 or the Raub district police headquarters: 09-355 2222.

(Image taken from a full-page ad by RHB on page 11 of today's NST)

Thursday 16 September 2010

Selamat Hari Jadi, Malaysia!

Let's look forward to a more cohesive Malaysia under better, more transparent and accountable governance - a Malaysia, who will make all of us proud to be Malaysians!

Now finally the peoples of Malaysia are celebrating the establishment of Malaysia. This is the time to think earnestly and hopefully on the future of Malaysia as the whole country resounds with joy.

"So I pray that God may bless the nation of Malaysia with eternal peace and happiness for our people." - Speech by the late Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Al-Haj, on the occasion of Malaysia Day on September 16, 1963 to commemorate Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore forming Malaysia.


Main suspect in murder NOT a "Datuk" after all...

The “Datuk” lawyer who is the prime suspect in the murder of Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya is believed to have spent RM180,000 to buy the title. (Read here)

Police investigations found no record of a datukship being awarded to the lawyer.

In other developments:

> INSPECTOR-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar has promised that all reports about missing persons will now be scrutinised carefully;

> A TASK force has been formed to probe all missing persons cases linked to the lawyer and his brother; and

> THE Sosilawati’s case is now considered solved by the police.

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Two who disappeared linked to murder suspect
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Henchmen have ‘underworld’ links

Wednesday 15 September 2010

Personal wealth of Datuk Lawyer...

Datuk lawyer's 'killer fortune'

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 12:12:00

KUALA LUMPUR: The Datuk lawyer in the centre of the hideous quadruple slaughters in Banting has a personal wealth of more than RM100 million, it emerged today.

His younger brother who is also a suspect in the kill and burn atrocity could have amassed up to RM20 million, sources said.

The estimated fortunes of the brothers were based on their bank accounts that the authorities know of and the properties they owned.

The police’s anti-money laundering division have got an order from the Attorney-General’s Chambers to freeze the assets, including bank accounts, of the two lawyers.

Millions are reportedly in single accounts, said the source. Checks are underway to ascertain if they had parked money in offshore banks.

While it is known that they own several parcels of land in and around Banting, including the 1.6ha farm where the killings are thought to have occurred, the authorities believe there are more.

The brothers own several shophouses and a medical clinic in Banting besides lavish homes, notably their mansion where both of them live. They also have a fleet of high-end luxury cars.

The gained their wealth allegedly through money-laundering, obtaining properties illegally and land scams.

It is believed the brothers secured dozens of land grants as collateral in illegal money-lending deals. Caveats on properties were also their way of extorting money, said a source.

The source said the lawyers often asked for jewellery as security when giving loans.

Police yesterday seized files from his law firm in Banting town believed to contain vital information on dubious land deals and money-lending activities.

The seized files are also thought to contain land grants that have now put the owners in a fix as these documents would be crucial in investigations and perhaps later as court exhibits.

Financial institutions have extended full co-operation in the declaration of transactions undertaken by the brothers.

Investigations into their financial transactions could be time-consuming as it is believed there were numerous movements of money in and out of the country.

The brothers are among six suspects held in connection with the murders of cosmetics millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya, 47, 44, her financial adviser and CIMB bank officer Noorhisham Mohammad, 38, lawyer Ahmad Kamil Abdul Karim, 32 and her driver Kamarudin Shamsuddin who were reported missing on Aug 30.

The killings were believed to have occurred after Sosilawati had gone with the others to confront the lawyer regarding the transfer of a land title in a deal believed to be worth RM25mil.

Police have yet to establish if Sosilawati had actually brought RM4mil for their meeting with the Datuk as speculated. - The Malay Mail

Tuesday 14 September 2010

More may have died at hands of Sosilawati killers

As police dug deeper into the shocking murder of Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya, they have come up with the chilling possibility that several others – as many as nine people – could also have been killed and disposed of in the same manner, according to the Star.

These individuals were all reported missing and were linked to the two lawyer brothers who have been identified as the chief suspects in the murder of Sosilawati and three men who were with her.

Other developments:

> The wife of one of the missing men, an Indian national, said her husband had come to Malaysia after being invited by the brothers;

> The wife of bank officer Noorhisham Mohammad is still holding out hope that her husband is alive;

> A police scuba team dived into Sungai Kanchong looking for the murder weapon although nothing was found at press time;

> Sosilawati’s eldest daughter is most likely to inherit the estate of the cosmetics millionairess;

> The Penang police are reopening several unresolved cases in which lawyers were killed.

Related Stories:
Police probe link to several missing persons reports
Penang cops to reopen unsolved murder cases
Cops have not confirmed his death, banker’s wife says
Wife: My hubby missing after visiting brothers
Both lawyer brothers were disbarred in November

Monday 13 September 2010

Shady duo who put up a generous front

KUALA LANGAT: The mastermind said to be behind the murder of cosmetics millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three others is an infamous figure being investigated by police for land fraud and cheating.

Both the man and his brother are from humble beginnings. After graduating with law degrees, they opened a practice, where one of the brothers soon became an active member of the community.

They are known for their show of philanthropy with frequent donations of food and clothing to the poor.

The brothers, who specialise in land deals, had also developed a reputation for “unsavoury tactics” during their negotiations.

“Their methods were frowned upon and most lawyers kept their distance from them,” said a source.

The two, who were suspended from practising law for a year for alleged involvement in land scams, are known to have expensive tastes, being seen driving luxury cars.

Crime scene: The farm where the murders might have been committed.

It is understood that the elder brother, who received a Datukship a year ago, is being investigated by the Commercial Crimes Investigations Department (CCID) in Penang and Bukit Aman for land fraud and cheating cases involving millions of ringgit.

Sources familiar with the case said he had attempted to cheat a businessman of more than a million ringgit over three parcels of land.

“The businessman was shown a power of attorney letter by the lawyer, who collected a RM1mil deposit pending transfer of the land title.

A forensics police officer collecting bone fragments near Banting Sunday.

“When the businessman later did a search, he was shocked to find that the land had already been sold,” they said.

The sources said police were checking if Sosilawati had engaged one of the brothers in a land deal and if she could have wanted her money back after learning about the alleged fraud because there was talk that she had gone to see him in Banting on the same matter.

Federal CCID deputy director Deputy Comm Datuk Noryah Md Anvar confirmed that the brothers were under investigation.

An estate worker said he had sometimes seen luxury cars entering and leaving the farm near where the ashes of the victims were supposedly found.

“However, no one really knows what goes on there as the gates are always closed,” he said.

Another resident, who only wanted to be known as Rajes, 30, said one the brothers was the man “you go to see if you need help with something outside the boundaries of the law.”

“Everyone knows that he is connected with certain types of people,” he said, adding that it was rumoured among locals that people who crossed the brothers would mysteriously disappear. - the Star

Sunday 12 September 2010

Datuk Lawyer, Brother And Six Others Arrested For Sosilawati's Murder...

BANTING, Sept 12 (Bernama) -- Police arrested a "Datuk" lawyer, his younger brother, also a lawyer, and six workers of an oil palm plantation here where cosmetic millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three others were murdered.

Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department Director Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin said the suspects admitted that they took the victims to the four-hectare plantation, bludgeoned them to death and burned their bodies.

They later scattered the ashes at a river near the Ladang Gadong, Tanjong Sepat, here, Mohd Bakri told a news conference at the Kuala Langat district police headquarters.

Mohd Bakri said police picked up five of the suspects on Friday.

Yesterday, police arrested the Datuk and his brother, attached with a law firm here, while the eighth suspect was arrested on Sunday.

Apart from Sosilawati, the others murdered were her driver Kamaruddin Shamsudin, 44, CIMB Kampung Baru bank officer Noorhisham Mohammad, 38, and her personal lawyer Ahmad Kamil Abdul Karim, 32.

They were reported missing since Aug 30 after going here purportedly for a dealing related to a land purchase.

Mohd Bakri, however, could not confirm the date the murder took place but said that it could be anytime between the day they were reported missing and yesterday.

On the motive of the incident, Mohd Bakri said it pointed towards business rivalry between the two lawyers and Sosilawati. -- BERNAMA

Read also: ‘Datuk’, seven others arrested in Sosilawati murder probe

Friday 10 September 2010

Salam Aidil Fitri....

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Maaf Zahir dan Batin. Be safe and drive safe and have a good celebrations and holiday!