MIRI, Jul 11 – A 27-year-old male suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of PKR Miri Branch secretary Bill Kayong who was shot dead at a traffic intersection in Lutong on June 21. Sarawak CID chief, SAC Dev Kumar M. M. Sree Shunmugam said the suspect was arrested at 6pm yesterday, at a restaurant in Jalan Bendahara, Miri and would be produced in the Miri Magistrate’s Court today for remand.
“He is the ninth suspect arrested so far; the other suspects are currently under custody. In the meanwhile, the investigation is also ongoing and we expect to submit our findings to the deputy public prosecutor some time this week,” he said in a statement here today. Kayong, 43, who lost in the contest for the Bekenu seat in the Sarawak state election on May 7, was inside his Toyota Hilux when he was shot at 8.30am that day. — Bernama