Bill Kayong murder suspect held after five years on the run

The suspect being escorted to a police station – Dayak Daily photo

A SUSPECT in the murder of Miri Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) secretary Bill Kayong in 2016 has been deported from China where he was hiding after the fugitive’s passport expired.

Kong Sien Ming was flown in from Kuala Lumpur using a Royal Malaysian Police Air Unit aircraft and arrived at Miri Airport at around 2pm yesterday.

He was then escorted and taken to the Miri Central Police Station by a team from the Criminal Investigation Department (JSJ) of the Miri District Police Headquarters (IPD) upon arrival at Miri Airport, The Borneo Post reported.

“This is the latest arrest in the Bill Kayong murder case that took place in 2016.

“Last Tuesday (July 13), at around 2.30pm, the suspect was arrested with the help of the IPD KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) CID team.

“The Sepang magistrate allowed a seven-day remand until July 19,” Aidi was quoted as saying in the daily.

Aidi said the suspect would be further questioned on his involvement in the case and the case would be referred to the Sarawak Attorney-General’s Chambers for further instructions.

He added that the case will be investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code.

Bill was gunned down in his car on June 21, 2016 while stopped at a traffic light intersection in Kuala Baram.

Following the incident, a total of four suspects have been detained separately at various locations including Mohamad Fitri Pauzi who was sentenced to death by hanging in 2018.

However, three of them – Lie Chang Loon, Chin Wei Chung and Datuk Stephen Lee Chee Kiang – were later released and acquitted from the charge of being accomplices in hiring Fitri for the murder, while Kong escaped a police dragnet.