Remand of Myanmars extended


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 25 Dec 2014

More time: Some of the 11 Myanmar nationals being taken to the Jawi magistrate

NIBONG TEBAL: The remand of 11 Myanmar nationals under investigation over the brutal slaying of their countrymen has been extended another seven days.

The remand order was obtained at the magistrate’s court here.

South Seberang Prai OCPD Supt Wan Hassan Wan Ahmad said the suspects, aged between 25 and 40, who were arrested under Ops Kelar, would be remanded until Dec 30.

“We hope to get to the bottom of the matter after questioning them,” he said.

It was reported on Dec 18 that two Myanmar nationals wanted by the Penang police in connection with a series of grisly murder cases had fled the state.

Early this month, police raided a house in Kampung Pisang, Machang Bubok, where several of the murders took place.

Police recovered three parang, believed to be weapons used by the suspects, from the house and arrested 17 people, including the mastermind, aged between 20 and 40 years.

Following the arrests, police believed they have solved eight of the 18 murder cases involving Myanmar nationals in Penang.

From corpses wrapped in blankets to body parts disposed at several locations, the tally of foreigners killed now stands at 34, with the latest incident on Dec 8 at the Metropolitan Park in Relau.

About 20 victims were identified as Myanmar nationals while the nationalities of the rest remain unknown.

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