Suspects arrested over Miri businessman’s murder further remanded

The seized Perodua Myvi believed to have been used to transport Tang's body. Blood stains were found on the back seat of the car.

By Jaythalee K

MIRI, Aug 23: The six suspects arrested in connection with the murder of businessman George Tang Kee Luang, whose rotting corpse was found floating in Sungai Suai here, were further remanded this morning.

The suspects were produced before the Magistrate Court here and the court ordered that they be further remanded until Aug 29.

The suspects, all local men aged from 23 and 46, were represented except for the third suspect.

Earlier, Public Prosecutor ASP Joyce Sagai urged the court to grant further remand of the suspects to facilitate investigations.

The suspects were nabbed on Aug 15 and remanded for seven days to facilitate investigations under Section 302 of the Penal Code. The initial remand order expires today (Aug 23).

Tang was reported missing on June 29 and his rotting corpse, believed to have been ripped apart by crocodiles, was found floating in the river on July 3 by crab hunters.

Last Sunday (Aug 18), police recovered a dismantled lorry belonging to the deceased in a bush area in Tukau and seized a Perodua Myvi with his blood stains inside.

The heavily tinted vehicle was believed to have been used to transport Tang’s body to Niah to dump his remains into the river after murdering him at Kuala Batu 1 in Kuala Baram.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the deceased was stabbed in the neck using the knife which the police found inside a house in Kampung Lusut on Aug 17.— DayakDaily