MIRI: Three suspects involved in the shooting murder of Bill Kayong are still at large, with one believed to still be abroad and two in the country.
Arrest warrants were issued for the three suspects – Dato Stephen Lee Chee Kiang, 45, Kong Sien Ming, 35, and Chin Wui Chung, 50 – on July 19.
According to state CID chief SAC Dev Kumar, investigations had discovered that Lee had flown to Singapore from Miri on June 23 this year, two days after Bill’s fatal shooting.
“The subject (Lee) flew to Melbourne, Australia from Singapore on July 3,” said Dev when met outside Miri Court on Thursday morning (Aug 11).
“His current location is unknown,” he said, although he believed that the suspect was still abroad.
The investigating team have applied to Interpol to trace his whereabouts and are awaiting an answer.
According to a press statement issued by the Dev Kumar earlier today (Aug 11), the whereabouts of suspects Kong and Chin are also still being traced. Prior to the murder, Kong, who also goes by the nickname ‘Batu Ming’ or ‘Ah Ming’ was running a KTV lounge in Miri while Chin, also known as ‘Ah Chong’ has worked as a personal assistant to Lee.
Anyone with any information on the suspects are asked to contact the police.
On July 15, 2016, two suspects were charged in Miri Court Magistrate in relation to Bill’s murder.
Mohamad Fitri Fauzi, 29, was charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code while Lie Chang Loon, 37, was charged with abetment, an offence punishable under Section 109 read together with Section 302 of the Penal Code.
Lie was charged together with Lee, Kong and Chin for abetting Mohamad Fitri in the commission of the murder of the activist.