PETALING JAYA: Former aircraft cabin cleaning supervisor Ahmad Najib Aris was hanged Friday at the Kajang Prison following the rape and murder of information technology (IT) analyst Canny Ong in 2003.
A spokesman from the Prisons Department confirmed that Ahmad Najib, 40, was executed at about 6am and was buried at the Sungai Kantan Muslim cemetery in Kajang near here.
On Feb 23, 2005, the Shah Alam High Court sentenced Ahmad Najib to death for raping and murdering Ong, 29, at KM11 of Jalan Klang Lama between 1am and 5am on June 14, 2003.
In March 2009, a unanimous decision by the Federal Court upheld his death sentence for the crimes committed on Ong, whose charred remains were found in a manhole near a highway construction site.
His former lawyer Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla said the prisons’ officials had commented in favour of Ahmad Najib's character.
"They told me that he actually became a good Muslim. He is the one who led the prayers and used to teach the people on religion.
"He took the decision of the court as the fate of God," he said.
Ahmad Najib was also given the maximum jail term of 20 years and ordered to be given 10 strokes of the rotan for killing and raping Ong, a Malaysian who worked in the United States.