KLIA shooting: Suspect remanded seven days


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 16 Apr 2024

PETALING JAYA: The man who is suspected of firing a gun in KL International Airport (KLIA) on Sunday (April 14) has been remanded for seven days.

A Magistrate's Court in Kota Baru allowed the police application for remand on Tuesday (April 16), Astro Awani reported.

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Magistrate Tuan Rais Imran Hamid issued the remand order until April 22 to allow further investigations into the case.

Earlier, the suspect, who was clad in purple lockup clothes, was brought to the Kota Baru Court Complex at 8.30am under heavy police guard.

Having evaded the authorities for more than 24 hours, the suspect was apprehended by Kelantan police on Monday (April 15) at 3pm after fleeing KLIA following the incident which took place early Sunday morning.

On Sunday, pandemonium and panic struck KLIA’s Terminal 1 after gunshots were heard in the arrival hall.

At 1.20am, travel agency owner Farah Md Isa, better known as Farah Cie, was awaiting the return of clients who had used her services to perform umrah.

A firecracker was then thrown in her direction, injuring two members of the public nearby.

Two shots were then fired at Farah Cie at close range; one bullet missed its mark and the other hit her bodyguard who had protected her from the gunfire, sustaining wound to his stomach.

The shooter then fled to his car at Block C of the airport’s carpark.

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Police later revealed the shooter’s identity as Farah Cie’s estranged husband Hafizul, who is also a partner in her business.

The couple was reportedly in the midst of a divorce.

The aftermath of the attack was caught on camera, with a video showing an injured man being wheeled out on a stretcher.

Another video was shot by a person hiding behind a pillar with a woman’s voice saying off camera that, “Semua orang takut, ada pistol (Everybody is scared, there’s a gun)”.

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