Alleged Mastermind Behind Bill Kayong Murder Nabbed In China

Bill Kayong
Bill Kayong

KUALA LUMPUR – The police have made a major breakthrough in the murder of Miri PKR secretary Bill Kayong, with the arrest of the suspected mastermind behind the high-profile killing.

The Borneo Post named the suspect as Dato Stephen Lee Chee Kiang.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar told Bernama the suspect was picked up this afternoon at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) near here.

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He also congratulated the Sarawak Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for the arrest.

“Congratulations Sarawak [email protected] for managing to close in and detain the mastermind behind Bill Kayong’s murder at KLIA just now. #GoPDRMGo,” said Khalid earlier in his official Twitter.

Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Mazlan Mansor confirmed via a press statement that Lee was detained at 7.45pm upon his arrival at KLIA following his arrest in China a day earlier.

“Lee was caught by the Ministry of Public Security in Putiian Fujian Province on Dec 12 and was subsequently handed over to the Malaysian authorities,” Mazlan said.

He added that Lee was deported from Xiamen back to the country under the escort of a special task force led personally by state CID chief Datuk Dev Kumar.

Lee is slated to be escorted to Miri Wednesday morning (Dec 14) where he will be immediately charged in court with Bill’s slaying.

Kayong, 43, was gunned down while he was in his Toyota Hilux vehicle at a traffic intersection in Jalan Kuala Baram near Lutong, Miri on June 21.

Meanwhile, two suspects arrested in connection with Kayong’s murder have been charged in the Magistrate’s Court here in July this year.

Mohamad Fitri Pauzi, 29, was charged with the murder near E-Mart Supermarket in Jalan Miri-Bintulu.

The other, Lie Chang Loon, 37, was charged with abetting Mohamad in the killing.

No pleas were recorded from the accused.