Sunday, May 26

Five-day remand for woman to aid probe into businessman’s murder


The victim’s vehicle parked in the overgrown compound of the abandoned bungalow.

KUCHING: A woman was remanded for five days yesterday to facilitate investigation into the murder of a businessman whose body was found Tuesday in an abandoned bungalow.

The 24-year-old was produced in a magistrate’s court here where the application by police was granted.

She was picked up by police around 4pm following the discovery of the body at Jalan Dusun, off Jalan Ong Tiang Swee around 9am.

The deceased, identified by the Chinese press as 37-year-old Tang Tung Kuok, was found in a decomposed state.

An employee brought in to identify the body could only do so based on the victim’s wristwatch and gold ring.

Tang’s blood-covered body is said to have been found face-down, with his legs and upper shoulder bound.

His luxury sports utility vehicle was spotted by the public parked in the bungalow’s overgrown compound, leading to police being notified.