Some of the 9 Myanmese suspects leaving Bukit Mertajam in Penang. (Potho: thestar)
Some of the 9 Myanmarese suspects leaving Bukit Mertajam in Penang. (Potho: thestar)

Kuala Lumpur, 23 Jumadil Awwal 1436/14 March 2015 (MINA) – Nine of the 12 Myanmar men detained in connection with the brutal killing of their countrymen in Penang will be charged in several courts tomorrow and the day after tomorrow.

Penang police chief Datuk Abdul Rahim Hanafi said the nine men would be charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder. He said two other men would be charged under Section 6 (1) of the Immigration Act 1959/63 while one man will be freed as he was found not involved in the murder incident.

“They (nine men) will be charged in Seberang Perai Utara, Seberang Perai Tengah and Seberang Perai Selatan in accordance with the location of the killings,” he told reporters after the Penang Police Contingent’s monthly assembly, here today, Free Malaysia Today quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

Murder cases involving the Myanmar people caught the limelight when victims were dismembered and their body parts dumped in several places in Nibong Tebal and Bukit Mertajam here.

Since early last year, 21 Myanmar murder cases were reported in Penang and initially, the bodies were wrapped in white cloth and left by the roadside. Meanwhile, Abdul Rahim said police would use all means including working with other government agencies to trace the other four men believed to be members of the group that had been detained.

He said the four identified as Mohd Yahyar Khan Mohd Rafie, 42, a UNHCR card holder with the number 354-13C05627; Lokman and Gemuk in their 20s and another man in his 30s, are believed to have left Penang and are hiding in various locations in the country.(T/P004/P3)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)