Monday, October 07, 2013

Temple Killing

Why slain Ambank founder went to temple for land deal meeting?

The real motive behind the killing of Arab Malaysian Development Bank founder Hussain Ahmad, 75,can only be established if police can manage to nab the person who had hired hitman Koong Swee Kwan now charged and under police custody.We all know that Hussain went to the Kuan Yin Chinese temple at No. 4 Lorong Ceylon on July 29 witth his wife to discuss a land deal when both of them were shot as they were leaving the temple grounds.According to sources the meeting took place at the temple because the land belonged to the bank. It was on lease to the temple and it is learnt that the lease had expired or nearing expiry. One version has it that the banker insisted on getting back the land while another theory has it that the banker refused to sell it to an interested party he had agreed earlier to. Another theory says Hussain met with a datuk businessman over the purchase of a three-storey shop lot in Jalan Berangan belonging to the temple. The police must question the temple committee members or any body who had been acting on its behalf. Surely the meeting would not have taken place in the temple grounds without the temple committee knowing.In the incident his wife Chong Mei Kuen, 49, was injured after they were shot at close range.

The man nicknamed "Four Eyes" by police was charged at the Kuala Lumpur magistrate's court murder. The 44-year-old car possessor was arrested more than a week ago after being on the run for two months, was also slapped with another count of attempted murder against Hussain's wife, Chong.

Koong, from Cheras, was nabbed by police in Taman Larut Tin, Taiping on September 23.It was reported that Koong, said to be a hired hitman, had shaved his moustache and sideburns to avoid being recognised.It was reported yesterday that police were hunting the suspect who hired the hitman.Police had also detained a taxi driver who allegedly drove the gunman to Lorong Ceylon.In August, taxi driver Chew Siang Chee, 45, was charged with the possession of a semi-automatic .9mm Walther pistol and bullets.City CID chief Datuk Ku Chin Wah had said the suspect was a 53-year-old businessman who had left for Australia after the murder. He is believed to be still abroad.Hussain founded the Arab-Malaysian Development Bank in 1975 through his holding company Arab Investments for Asia Kuwait. - October 2, 2013. In the 70s, Malaysian Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Abd. Rahman Hashim was  shot dead by communists subversive elements near Tun Perak and Jalan Raja Street.

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