Wednesday, January 22

Break-in not cause of killing

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SIBU: Sibu police chief ACP Shafie Ismail strongly believes bank manager Stephen Wong’s death was not related to a house break-in.

He said that there was no evidence of a break-in so he believed that it was not the house break-in that led to Wong’s killing.

Although the murder weapon was yet to be recovered, police are confident of solving the 1.30 am killing that sent shock waves through the town.

Shafie told reporters that his men would leave no stone unturned in their investigation and urged members of the public not to worry about the security of Sibu town as the overall situation was not as painted by certain quarters.

“The people of Sibu should not panic or speculate on this case,” he said, adding that the killing was an isolated case.

“I am confident that this case will be solved very soon!

“My men are probing every angle from the day of the incident and they are trying to gather all sorts of information.”

Shafie said according to the pathologist who conducted the postmortem, Wong was assaulted with a knife.

“The victim was believed to be lying on the floor next to the bed in his master bedroom when he was attacked.”

But, it was unclear if Wong was sleeping at the time of his attack. Wong was found with defensive cuts on both his arms.

It was learnt that his wife and their 3-year-old son were said to be sleeping on the bed in the same room.

The killing took place at Wong’s house in Ulu Sungai Merah Road on Thursday at 1.30am.