LIMBANG, Oct 20: A local businessman was fatally stabbed in front of a duty free shop in Tedungan, early this morning.
The victim, who is from Jalan Pertama Jalan Kubu in Limbang was found lying on the ground covered in blood by a police officer after the authorities received an alert from a member of the public.
According to Limbang district police chief Superintendent Abang Zainal Abidin Abang Ahmad, the 62-year-old victim Ting Kok Khoi, was stabbed multiple times by a 36-year-old suspect in front of a duty free shop, using a vegetable knife.
“The suspect approached the victim to ask for some money as fare to go back to Limbang town, but was immediately yelled at by the victim which angered the suspect, leading to the suspect taking out a knife and stabbing the victim multiple times in the front and back of the body,” said Abang Zainal.
He added the victim tried to escape from the scene which was about 500 metres from the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex, but was chased by the suspect who continued to attack him.
The suspect, who is from Pontianak, Indonesia, however was apprehended later by a policeman with the help of two members of the public after a chase. A vegetable knife, believed to be the murder weapon, was found together with the suspect.
The body of the victim was brought to Limbang Hospital for further investigation. The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code which provides a mandatory death sentence if the suspect is found guilty by the court.
The police will seek for a remand order on the suspect for further investigation. — DayakDaily