KUALA LUMPUR: Business tycoon Datuk Syed Ibrahim Syed Mohamed was having “slight heart problems and had collapsed in his office recently,” said city police chief Deputy Comm Mustafa Abdullah.
DCP Mustafa, who said this was learnt from family members, added that Syed Ibrahim, 55, had just returned last week from a short trip to Australia.
He also revealed that they had received the initial post-mortem report on the reclusive businessman.
“Our investigations and the post-mortem report revealed that Syed Ibrahim had two bullet wounds in the abdomen. One of the shots penetrated his body,” he added, saying that both .38 slugs had been recovered.
DCP Mustafa said they have classified the case as sudden death.
“We will have to investigate. We will of course interview the family and talk to the wife especially to find out what led to the incident,” he said.
Syed Ibrahim was found dead in the swimming pool of his bungalow in the affluent Bukit Tunku area on Monday afternoon.
Sentul CID chief DSP Sabardin Razali confirmed yesterday that Syed Ibrahim’s Indonesian maid heard a gunshot from the study where her employer was at 3pm.
When police later arrived at the bungalow, they found Syed Ibrahim’s body in the swimming pool after following a trail of blood from the study.
DSP Sabardin said police recovered a .38 Smith and Wesson revolver from the study.
The weapon was licensed to the deceased.