GEORGE TOWN, Dec 8 – The 37-year-old bodyguard, who shot dead a Datuk businessman in the incident on Thursday at Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway, remand extended for another 7 days at George Town magistrate’s court here on this morning. While the remand for Datuk business partner of nine years Lim Boon Leng, 32, has been rejected by Assistant Court Registrar Ahmad Tajudin Zain and Lim has been brought to IPD, George Town, Penang.
Both suspect was taken to the George Town courthouse at 10.30am, with his hands cuffed behind his back and was led in by four police officers. After the decision was made at 11.10pm, Lim’s lawyer, Jason Khor, told reporters that Tajudin allowed the extension of the bodyguard for a week to conduct an investigation under Section 302 of the Penal Code. The remand continued starts tomorrow and ends on 15 December 2016.
For Lim, Jason said Tajudin denied the application by the police to extend the remand. State Police chief Datuk Abdul Ghafar Rajab, when contacted, said the continued remand application was made to complete the investigation. Meanwhile, he also said that the police will expedite the investigation to ensure that investigations can be spent in the extended period.
The dead were identified as Datuk Ong Teik Kwang, 32, Choi Hon Ming, 32, and M. Senthil, 38, while the injured were part-time RTM videographer Mohamad Amirul Amin, 28, TNB assistant manager Nurul Huda Abdul Aziz, 38, doctor Arivarni Krishnan, 33, and factory worker Lee Hong Boon, 56.
In the incident, the bodyguard was on the first day of his job for his new boss Datuk M opened fire after an argument broke out in the car. he bodyguard then recited a prayer before he shot Ong in the back of the car, before turning towards Lim who was pistol-whipped. Lim ran out of the car, with the bodyguard chasing him. This was when the bodyguard started firing off several shots, hitting passers-by.