Sabah cops wrap up probe on two suspects in fish-bombing deaths

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  • Tuesday, 23 Jul 2019

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah police have wrapped up investigations on two men in connection with the deaths of a local dive instructor and two China tourists from fish-bombing activities in Semporna.

Semporna police chief Supt Sabarudin Rahmat said they were released on police bail after their remand ended.

He, however, did not say when the remand ended and when the duo were allowed to be released on bail.

"As for the next course of action, we will have to wait for the deputy public prosecutor's office to decide," he said when contacted Tuesday (July 23).

There have been no new leads or arrests following the capture of the two suspects immediately after the incident on July 5.

Police believe those who threw the fish bombs were sea gypsies, but no one seems to be able to identify or provide information on who they were at the time of incident.

On July 5, local dive instructor Ab Zainal Abdu, 30, and China nationals Zhao Zhong and Xu Yingjie, both 26, were killed while taking diving lessons at a site off Pulau Kalapuan in Semporna waters.

Post-mortem examinations of their remains on Wednesday (July 10) confirmed that the three were killed by a bomb blast.

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