- Cops: More time needed to positively identify deceased suspect in toddler's murder
- Tourism Ministry: Visit Malaysia Year 2014 promotions in China to resume
- Planned wedding feast for deceased cop turns into tahlil prayer session
Posted: 01 Jun 2014 08:20 AM PDT
KUALA LUMPUR: The police need more time to identity the man suspected of murdering a toddler's on Thursday.
Kuala Lumpur CID chief SAC Gan Kong Meng said verification of the suspect's fingerprints could not be done at the National Registration Department and the Criminal Registration Centre as it was a weekend.
"Police are still waiting for the results of the autopsy report. The media must understand that we cannot afford to make an error as it can affect our investigation," he said in a statement here Sunday night.
Gan said the police had yet to identify the real motive for the murder of the girl, aged two years and six months.
"The police investigation will cover all angles, including recorded footage of the parents and those who knew the victim's family," he added.
The toddler was found with her head severed on the banks of Sungai Klang near Kuala Lumpur Commuter Station in Jalan Hishamuddin.
Witnesses claimed they saw a man with the toddler, and when they tried to approach, the suspect fled and jumped into the river.
The body of the male suspect was found floating in Sungai Klang near Sunway toll plaza at 3pm Saturday. - Bernama
Posted: 01 Jun 2014 07:50 AM PDT
KUALA LUMPUR: Visit Malaysia Year (VMY) 2014 promotional programmes in China will be resumed soon, after they were put on hold since March following the disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370.
Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said the promotions would be carried out soon, following positive reactions from the working visit by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to China in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
"The Prime Minister's visit to China had, to a certain extent, pacified the situation and had given positive reaction, especially since we already have good relations with China, to the extent that they were willing to loan us two giant pandas.
"I was made to understand there was a memorandum of understanding signed between Malaysia and China in the tourism sector, although I was not present as I was paying my last respects to the late Sultan Azlan Shah (who passed away on Thursday)," he said.
He said this at a media conference on the cooperation between Tourism Malaysia and Sango Taxi Association, Japan here Sunday.
Meanwhile, Mohamed Nazri said Malaysia monopolised tourism promotion advertisements via taxis in seven major cities in Japan, through the close cooperation between Tourism Malaysia and taxi companies there.
He said 840 taxis in Osaka, Tokyo, Kobe, Yokohama, Fukuoka, Nagoya and Sapporo carried pictures of tourism products in Malaysia as well as brochures.
"Taxi drivers from Japan were brought to Malaysia in stages to see attractions in Malaysia for themselves, so that they can relay it to their passengers.
"We all know taxi drivers in Japan are noted for their honesty and manners. Not only that, the taxi medium is good for advertising purposes because taxis there operate non-stop," he said.
Also present was Sango Taxi Association president Yamane Shigetaka.
Shigetaka said he was amazed at what Malaysia offered in terms of tourism and could not wait to go back to relate his experiences to his countrymen. - Bernama
Posted: 01 Jun 2014 07:15 AM PDT
ALOR STAR: The wedding feast planned for the late Lance Corporal Mohd Azuan Abdullah and his fiancée, Nur Faizah Muhammad Rejab on Sunday, turned into a 'tahlil' prayer session instead.
Nur Faizah's father, Muhammad Rejab Che Man, 61, said the family decided to proceed with the kenduri (feast), but turned it into a prayer session for the late Mohd Azuan at their family home in Kampung Batas Paid, Jalan Kuala Kedah here.
"I regard the deceased like my own son and hope the ties that have been nurtured between my family and his will continue, " he said.
The feast was attended by more than 1,200 guests, attended by family members of the deceased who came all the way from Johor.
Mohd Azuan's brother, Mohd Aizam, 29, said his mother, Afidah Ehsan, 52, decided to attend the feast to honour the invitation extended by Nur Faizah's family.
"We also came to present the marriage gifts from my late brother to his fiancée," he added.
Although Mohd Azuan's sudden death shocked them, Mohd Aizam said the family had accepted it fate.
However, he said, it was the family's hope that those responsible for Mohd Azuan's death be brought to justice soon.
Meanwhile, Nur Faizah said she prayed for Mohd Azuan and hoped he rest in peace.
"Today (Sunday) was supposed to be a special day for us. I surrender to God's will and have been able to accept his passing," she added.
Lance Corporal Mohd Azuan, 25, a member of the Kerian district police headquarters' Motorcycle Patrol Unit, was killed last May 26 after a car belonging to robbers rammed a motorcycle he and a colleague was on at Jalan Bagan Serai-Alor Pongsu in Perak.
The incident occurred at the 10th Mile towards Alor Pongsu, near Parit Buntar, when both policemen were in pursuit of robbery suspects in a car before another car rammed into their motorcycle from the back. - Bernama
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