KLIA shooting suspect to be brought back to Selangor

KOTA BARU: The suspect in the shooting of a bodyguard at KL International Airport on Sunday (April 14) will be brought back to Selangor for further investigations.

The suspect was arrested by police in Kota Baru a day after the shooting.

Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain (pic) said the suspect has been remanded for seven days to help with investigations for attempted murder.

"We will bring the suspect back to Selangor where he will be held for the duration of the remand period," he told reporters on Tuesday (April 16).

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It was learnt that Comm Mohd Shuhaily would be among the police personnel escorting the suspect back from Kota Baru.

They are expected to arrive at the Police Air Wing Base at Subang in the afternoon.

Comm Mohd Shuhaily said the bodyguard, who was shot in the stomach, will be undergoing a risky operation on Tuesday.

"Let us pray that it goes well and he recovers swiftly," he said.

On mounting public concern over firearms being smuggled into the country, he said operations were ongoing.

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"We can talk about how vast our borders are, and its potential for being porous, but it is by nature that way.

"That said, the government has taken various steps to address the issue including setting up the Malaysia Checkpoints and Border Agency (MCBA)," he added.

At about 1.30am on Sunday, the suspect approached his intended target, a businesswoman, at the arrival hall of KLIA Terminal 1.

He reportedly threw firecrackers that injured two bystanders before opening fire. One shot missed while the other hit the bodyguard, who shielded his client.

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