Investigation papers on Sosilawati’s murder case almost ready


KUALA LUMPUR: The investigation papers on the murders of cosmetic queen Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three others, which were returned recently to the police by the Attorney-General’s Chambers, are expected to be completed soon.

Bukit Aman CID director Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin said at the moment, police were still discussing with the special unit handling the murder case to fine-tune and update the investigation papers as requested by the A-G’s Chambers.

“There are matters that still need to be investigated … (investigation papers) expected to be ready soon,” he said when contacted by Bernama, here, yesterday.

Mohd Bakri said the investigation papers might be submitted together with the DNA test results if they were ready.

“We (police) have not received the full results and are still waiting for the complete DNA profiling from the Chemistry Department. We don’t want to put unnecessary pressure on the department, pathologists and others involved in the work, so we will wait for the complete profiling from them,” he said.

Mohd Bakri also urged the public, especially the media, to patiently wait for the complete report from the police and to stop speculating on the case as this could interfere with the investigation.

Police had sent the investigation papers on the high-profile murder case to the A-G’s Chambers on Sept 21 but the papers were sent back the next day as they were found to be incomplete.

Sosilawati 47, and her driver Kamaruddin Shansuddin, 44, CIMB Bank Kampung Baru branch officer Noorhisham Mohammad, 38, and lawyer Ahmad Kamil Abd Karim, 32, were reported missing since Aug 30 after they were said to have gone to Banting, Selangor over a land transaction.

Police later revealed that they were assaulted and killed before their bodies were burned and the ashes thrown into rivers near Ladang Gadong, Banting.

During the investigation, the Police Forensic Unit found several objects including bone fragments and strands of hair believed to belong to the victims, at a farm in the area and they were handed over to the Chemistry Department for analysis.

Police have so far arrested eight suspects, including two brothers who are lawyers, to assist in the investigation.

Three of those arrested are being remanded until Oct 7 and the other five until Oct 8, also over another case involving the disappearance of Indian millionaire A Muthuraja since he arrived in Malaysia on Jan 18. — Bernama