Top banker's killer has a face

KUALA LUMPUR - Police know what the man who shot Arab Malaysian Bank founder Hussain Ahmad Najadi looks like. They have managed to get a photograph of the man, thanks to a CCTV footage from a camera near the Lorong Ceylon Kuan Yin Temple.

The motive for the murder on Monday is believed to be revenge, linked to property deals.

"Our technicians analysed and enhanced the video and we managed to capture several images of the shooter," City police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mohmad Salleh told a press conference at the City police headquarters yesterday.

"Now that we know how the suspect looks like, it will make it easier to hunt him down."

Najadi was walking to his car with his wife as the usual lunch-hour crowd gathered at the stalls along Jalan Ceylon in the heart of the city after negotiating a land deal at the temple.

A man came up behind him and opened fire, hitting him in the chest and lower abdomen. The man fled in a waiting taxi.

Najadi died on the spot while his 49-year-old Malaysian wife Cheong Mei Kuen was wounded in the arm.

"We believe the shooter was a hired killer. Checks also revealed the taxi used by the suspects was hired by a company," DCP Mohmad said.

He urged those with information on the case to contact the police hotline at 03-2115 9999 or visit the nearest police station.