KLIA shooter was collecting medical report for new job in Saudi, say cops

KUALA LUMPUR: The suspect who shot at his wife at the KL International Airport Terminal 1 was making preparations to work in Saudi Arabia, say police.

Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Hussein Omar Khan, said the suspect, Hafizul Harawi, 38, had gone for a medical check-up a week before the KLIA shooting incident.

"It is believed he went to Kelantan after the shooting to collect his medical report (as required for his new job)," he said when met by reporters at the National Mosque on Saturday (April 20).

He added that the police would apply for an extension of his remand that expires on April 22.

"We will extend it for another seven days and he is expected to be charged within that period.

"As of now, we have recorded the statements of 27 people," he said.

Comm Hussein was at the mosque for prayers for the late former Inspector-General of Police Tun Hanif Omar, who died early Saturday.

On Sunday (April 14) morning, Hafizul shot at his wife in an attempt to kill her at the KLIA 1 arrival hall.

His intended target, travel agency owner Farah Md Isa, was waiting at the arrival hall for her clients to return from umrah.

The suspect set off some firecrackers before opening fire at the victim 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.

Police arrested Hafizul in Kota Baru at 3pm on Monday after a two-day manhunt.

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