PETALING JAYA: Three policemen, who flagged down a silver-coloured Honda Civic during a random check in Cheras, could not believe that the driver they had just stopped turned out to be a murder suspect, high on the Selangor police most-wanted list for the last 17 years.
The 40-year-old man, who had previously served a 10-year jail term for a drug conviction, appeared calm while the policemen checked his identification with the Cheras district police during the incident at about 10.30pm last Wednesday at Taman Shamelin.
He was arrested when it was confirmed that he and three others were wanted for the death of 23-year-old Lim Sin Yew in 1986.
The man was handed over to the district police here on Saturday.
He was remanded by a magistrate’s court here for 10 days.
Relating the 1986 incident, district OCPD Senior Asst Comm (II) Ghazali Amin said the victim and two others were having supper at a restaurant in Jalan Pasar, Kampung Baru Subang, when they were attacked by four men at about 12.30am on July 5.
“The suspects had apparently used knives and rods to attack the three. Lim sustained head injuries while two of his friends were bruised,” he said.
Lim was warded at Universiti Hospital and subsequently transferred to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital but he died two days later.
Investigations had then revealed that Lim was attacked over his romantic links with a woman, he added.
SAC Ghazali said the two victims who survived the attack had been informed about the arrest and police hoped that they would be able to shed some light into investigations.