Banker's son stunned over father's murder

  • Nation
  • Monday, 29 Jul 2013

KUALA LUMPUR: Pascal Najadi has expressed shock over the murder of his father, Hussain Ahmad Najadi, renowned banker and founder of the Arab Malaysian Banking Group here Monday.

"I was shocked upon hearing about the killing in Kuala Lumpur, which was carried out in broad daylight," he said in a telephone interview from Europe.

Pascal, who holds dual Swiss and British citizenships, urged the Malaysian authorities to do its utmost to apprehend the culprits involved in the killing of his 75-year-old father and bring them to justice.

Pascal, 45, who is also a banker, said the irony was that his father was murdered in Malaysia, a country for which the latter had so much affection, having called it home for more than four decades.

Hussain Ahmad was gunned down while his 49-year-old wife was seriously injured when they emerged from the Kuan Yin Temple in Lorong Ceylon about 2pm.

The septuagenarian sustained two shots in the chest and died on the spot while his wife was hit in the left hand and right leg.

Initial police investigations revealed that the gunman was among three people who waited outside the temple for Hussain Ahmad who was said to have been in a business discussion with a colleague.

Pascal said he came to know about the killing, a few hours after it was carried out in the Malaysian capital, adding that he was also informed by the Malaysian police.

Hussain Ahmad founded Arab Malaysian Banking Group in 1975 before it changed hands in 1982, to what is known as Arab Malaysian Bank or Ambank. - Bernama
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