Saturday, January 16

Motorcycle used in murder of lecturer found abandoned in Setapak – IGP

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Mohamad Fuzi (right) and Selangor police chief Datuk Mazlan Mansor during the press conference at the Selangor police contingent HQ. — Bernama photo

SHAH ALAM: A high-powered motorcycle, believed to have been used by gunmen in the murder of Palestinian electrical engineering lecturer Dr Fadi Mohammed Al Batsh last Saturday, was found abandoned near the Danau Kota Lake in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur yesterday afternoon.

In confirming this, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said the machine was found in good condition.

“Yes, the police have found the motorcycle believed to have been used by the suspects during the murder.

“However, I cannot divulge details because the matter is still under investigation,” he told reporters after attending the Selangor police contingent-level briefing for the 14th General Election (GE14) here.

It is learnt a passer-by stumbled on the motorcycle near the lake before alerting the police about 1pm.

Elaborating, Mohamad Fuzi said apart from the motorcycle, the police also obtained the latest clues with regard to the killing as several individuals had come forward to assist in the ongoing investigations.

“Someone has tipped us off but I cannot reveal that (information)…I also cannot confirm whether the suspects are still in the country as we do not have the details on their identities, except for the photofit that we have distributed to the relevant parties to help us locate them (assailants),” he said.

Last Saturday, Fadi, 35, who lectured at a private higher education institution, was shot dead outside the Idaman Puteri Condominium in Setapak while walking towards the Surau Medan Idaman to lead the dawn prayers about 6am.

Two men on a motorcycle were said to have been waiting for the victim for about 20 minutes before firing 10 shots in his direction. — Bernama