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Two charged over murder of Miri PKR’s Bill Kayong

MIRI: A 29-year-old car repossesor was among two people charged at the magistrate’s court here today over the murder of PKR Miri branch secretary and activist Bill Kayong @ Mohd Hasbie Abdullah, who was gunned down last month.

Mohamad Fitri Pauzi was charged with murdering Kayong at a traffic light intersection near the E-Mart Supermarket, Jalan Miri-Kuala Baram, at 8.20am on June 21.

Pub owner Lie Chang Loon, 37, and three others who are still at large, were charged with abetting Fitri with the murder.

One of persons who are still at large has been named as Lee Chee Kiang. It was learnt that Lee, 45, is attached with a plantation company.

Fitri was charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder, which carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

Meanwhile, Lie was prosecuted under Section 109 of the same Act.

Senior Federal Counsel Mohamad Iskandar Ahmad prosecuted while counsel Ranbir Singh represented the duo.

Judge Natasha Charles fixed Aug 20 for mention.

Meanwhile, when met outside the court, Sarawak Criminal Investigation Department Senior Assistant Commissioner Dev Kumar said police have re-arrested four suspects to facilitate their probe into the case.

Dev, who is heading the task force investigating the murder, said police are also hunting for three people believed to be involved in the murder.-nst

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