Police intensify search for KLIA 1 shooting suspect

GEORGE TOWN: Police are intensifying efforts to track down the suspect involved in the shooting incident at Kuala Lumpur International Airport Terminal 1 (KLIA 1), who is believed to have fled to the north of the peninsula.

Penang deputy police chief Datuk Mohd Alwi Zainal Abidin said they would do all they can to catch the suspect.

"I will look into stepping up checks, roadblocks and surveillance," he said after the handover of duties ceremony for deputy police chief at the state police headquarters on Monday (April 15).

On Sunday (April 14) morning, a suspect opened fire at the arrival hall of KLIA 1.

The intended target was his wife, travel agency owner Farah Md Isa, better known as Farah Cie, who was waiting for her clients to return from umrah.

Her husband, whom police have identified as 38-year-old Hafizul Harawi, set off some firecrackers before opening fire at her at close range.

Her bodyguard managed to save her but was shot in the stomach. Hafizul then escaped to his car, parked at Block C of the airport car park.

The case is being investigated as an attempted murder under Section 307 of the Penal Code and weapons possession Section 8 of the Arms Act 1960.

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