Koong Siang Ming to be produced in court on July 26 in connection with murder of Bill Kayong

A file photo showing the suspect (3rd from left) being escorted to Miri Central Police Station on July 16 upon his arrival at Miri Airport.

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, July 19: The Magistrate’s Court here today granted the police a further seven-day remand of a suspect to facilitate further investigation in connection with the killing of Miri Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) secretary Bill Kayong.

The 26-year-old suspect, Koong Siang Ming @ Batu Ming will be back in court on July 26.

Magistrate Leona Dominic Mojiliu meted out the order after granting the police application to enable further investigation, following the initial seven-day remand last week which expired today (Monday).

The suspect, who was flown on a Royal Malaysia Police Air unit flight from Kuala Lumpur on July 16 and touched down in Miri International Airport around 1.55pm, is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code.

He is a suspect in the killing of Bill Kayong in a mafia-style shooting back in June 21, 2016 at a traffic light near the Emart supermarket in Kuala Baram.

A total of four suspects were detained separately at various locations and dates after the shooting, including a ‘Datuk’ and Mohamad Fitri Pauzi, while another man (Batu Ming) at that time was still on the run.

However, three of them were later on released and acquitted from the charge of being accomplices in hiring Fitri in the murder. — DayakDaily