PETALING JAYA: The suspect in the hostage drama in Taman Bukit Cheras is wanted in connection with a rape case in Kajang.
Cheras OCPD Asst Comm Mohan Singh said the suspect and his accomplice had been remanded until Aug 28 to facilitate investigations.
“Our investigations revealed that the suspect is wanted in connection with a rape case in Kajang,” ACP Mohan Singh said, adding that the case was being investigated under Sections 364, 307 and 342 of the Penal Code for kidnapping, attempted murder and wrongful confinement.
At another function, Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Khalid Abu Bakar said knowledge of additional languages or dialects would enhance the police force, especially in view of Malaysia's multi-cultural society.
“In fact, we do organise language classes for Mandarin, Hokkien, Cantonese, Tamil, and even Arabic.
“Some of our police officers are being sent to local universities to study languages,” he said after launching the 24th Ops Sikap at Sri Pentas, Damansara Utama yesterday.
The hostage drama in Taman Bukit Cheras here on Sunday ended peacefully after ACP Mohan Singh communicated with the hostage-taker in Hokkien, coaxing him to surrender during the five-hour stand-off.
The man had held up a 24-year-old woman as she was coming home at 2.30am on Sunday.