Two cops among seven remanded over debt collector's death

Two cops among seven remanded over debt collector's death
The suspects being escorted out of the court.

GEORGE TOWN - Two policemen - a lance-corporal and a sergeant - and five other people have been remanded over the death of a debt collector.

Their remand is until Oct 19 for investigation under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

The lance-corporal, in his early 30s, is based at the Kulim police station while the 55-year-old sergeant is from the Johor police contingent.

It is learnt that the other five - a 34-year-old woman said to be the policemen's friend and four men in their 30s and 40s - were friends of the deceased, Kang Seak Xiong, 38.

They were produced at the Bukit Mertajam Sessions Court yesterday where senior registrar Mohd Faiz Md Zain issued the remand order.

It was reported that the two policemen were arrested in connection with the shooting of the victim on Monday at about 2.30am at an entertainment outlet in Auto City in Juru.

Police confiscated the lance-corporal's pistol at a house in Kulim while a 9mm Luger bullet magazine and one round of ammunition were recovered from the scene.

At a Hari Raya Haji celebration at the Patani Road police station here, Penang police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Abdul Rahim Hanafi said it was believed that a fight among the three men led to the shooting.

He added that he had checked with Kulim OCPD Supt Ghuzlan Salleh that the lance-corporal was permitted to carry his pistol while off duty.

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