Selangor Journal

KLIA shooting: Perlis police tighten border surveillance

KANGAR, April 14 — The Perlis police have bolstered surveillance and oversight along the Malaysia-Thailand border, focusing on known smuggling routes, to prevent the suspect involved in today’s early morning shooting at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Terminal 1 from fleeing the country.

Perlis police chief Datuk Muhammad Abdul Halim said they are coordinating with Bukit Aman, particularly the Serious Crime Division (D9), regarding the incident and engaging the General Operations Force (PGA) for control and monitoring purposes.

“…monitoring entry points and coordinating with the PGA for border surveillance, especially the smuggling routes, and other elements to assist Bukit Aman in tracking down the suspect,” he told Bernama briefly via WhatsApp.

In the 1.20am incident, the suspect fired two shots at his wife at the entrance of the arrival hall but missed. However, one of the shots hit her bodyguard.

Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Seri Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain said the suspect had three previous criminal records, two under Section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation, and one under Section 380/170 of the same Act for theft and impersonating a civil servant.

The victim, who is the suspect’s wife, had previously lodged two reports under Section 506 of the Penal Code in 2016 and 2023.

— Bernama

Selangor Criminal Investigation Department chief SAC Baharudin Mat Taib (left) and Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department (CID) director Datuk Seri Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain (right) holding up pictures of the suspect behind the shooting and injuring of a bodyguard during a press conference at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Terminal 1 in Sepang on April 14, 2024. The 38-year-old reportedly tried to shoot his pregnant estranged wife but hit one of her two bodyguards instead. — Picture by BERNAMA

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