KLIA gunman was making preparations to work in Saudi, police say

KUALA LUMPUR: The gunman who allegedly tried to kill his wife at the KL International Airport (KLIA) had plans to work in Saudi Arabia, police say.

Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Hussein Omar Khan said the suspect underwent a medical check-up to prepare for his overseas job a week before the shooting.

He said after the shooting, the suspect went to Kelantan to collect the medical report.

The suspect was arrested in front of a hospital in Kota Baru a day after the incident on April 14.

Comm Hussein said police would apply for an extension to the suspect’s remand order, which will end on April 22.

“The remand will end on Monday. We will extend it for seven more days. It is expected that he will be charged within this period,” he told reporters at the National Mosque yesterday.He was there to attend prayers for the late former inspector-general of police Tun Hanif Omar, who passed away earlier.

Comm Hussein said that as of now, 27 people have given their statements pertaining to the shooting.“The motive of the suspect remains the same – a personal issue and personal vendetta,” he added.

On April 14, KLIA Terminal 1 was rocked after a man fired a gun at the arrival hall in an attempt to kill his wife, a travel agency owner, who was waiting for her clients’ return from Umrah.

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