SERI ISKANDAR: The long arm of the law is bound to catch you, sooner or later, and two suspect’s involved in murder case 18-years ago, found this out last night.
Since 2001 Police had been keeping tabs on new possible new leads involving two suspects over a murder case which took place at the then construction site of the Perak Tengah Police District headquarters.
The two suspects involved in the murder case were a 50-year-old Indonesian with Malaysian permanent resident status and a 49-year-old Indonesian women.
Last night, the duo were nabbed in front of their rental home in Hulu Selangor, at 8.45pm.
Perak Tengah OCPD, Superintendent Mohamad Zainal Abdullah said the duo were detained to allow further investigations to be conducted into the murder of an Indonesian national.
He said in the incident which took place at 5.45am on August 14, 2001, Rebin Sumadi Suwoko, 32, was found dead.
The victim was found with slash wounds on his right side of the neck, back and waist, believed to have been inflicted with a sharp weapon, he said.
“Acting on new information, Police officers went to the house and detained the suspects. This is to probe further into the murder case under Section 302 of the Penal Code.
“Police have also taken a seven-day remand order against the two suspects at the Parit Magistrates Court this morning,” he said in a statement here today.
Zainal said initial investigations revealed that the motive behind the incident was due to suspicion and jealousy.
The incident it is learnt took place after the male suspect belived that the victim was having a secret affair with his wife who in 2001 was running the canteen at the Perak Tengah Police Headqurters construction site.
“On August 14, 2001, at about 12 midnight, the suspect and several friends arrived from Kuala Lumpur at his wife’s home at the construction site kongsi and began searching for the man belived to be involved in the affair with his wife.
“But they failed to find the man, they then confronted the victim who in turn tried to explain on the perceived affair involving the suspect’s wife but was instead attacked by the suspect,” he said.