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M’sia police station shooting: S’porean among seven remanded

PASIR GUDANG (ANN/THE STAR/BERNAMA) – Seven individuals, including a Singaporean, who were arrested on Friday in connection with the attack on the Ulu Tiram police station have been remanded for seven days.

The remand order was issued by Magistrate Hidayatul Syuhada Shamsudin from Saturday (May 18) until Friday (May 24) at the Seri Alam District police headquarters.

The remand is to assist in the investigation under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

All the suspects were represented by lawyers from the National Legal Aid Foundation’s (YBGK), except for the Singaporean individual.

The remand was conducted at the district police headquarters where the suspects are currently detained, due to safety concerns.

Seri Alam District police headquarters. PHOTO: BERNAMA

In the incident at 2:45 am on Friday (May 17), two policemen, Constable Ahmad Azza Fahmi Azhar, 22, and Constable Muhamad Syafiq Ahmad Said, 24, were killed while another was injured after being attacked by an intruder at the Ulu Tiram station.

Another police officer, Koperal Mohd Hasif Roslan, was injured and is currently receiving treatment at the Sultan Ismail Hospital.

The masked intruder, believed to be a member of Jemaah Islamiah, was shot dead at the location.

Five of the seven individuals detained during a morning raid at the suspect’s house were family members aged between 19 and 62, while two others were students from higher learning institutions who are believed to have a connection with the incident.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail earlier stated that the 21-year-old assailant had connections to Jemaah Islamiah (JI) but was believed to have acted alone as a lone wolf.

Malaysian Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail (right) during a press conference regarding the Ulu Tiram Police Station attack case at the Tunku Laksamana Abdul Jalil Mosque, Johor Police Contingent Headquarters (IPK) on Saturday. PHOTO: BERNAMA

“Based on interrogations of over 40 individuals and checks on the suspect’s house, the man was acting as a lone wolf. Police investigation began immediately after the incident, including checks on police databases for similar incidents. We have interrogated a total of 46 individuals to assist in the investigation. Based on early findings, we believe the perpetrator acted alone, driven by motivations that only he understood as he did not associate with others,” he said in a press conference at the Johor police headquarters on Saturday morning.

The remains of the two police constables were brought out of the Forensic Medical Department of Sultan Ismail Hospital (HSI) upon completion of the post-mortem for the funeral arrangements.

JThe bodies of Constable Ahmad Azza Fahmi Azhar, 22, and Constable Muhamad Syafiq Ahmad Said, 24, were brought to Tunku Laksamana Abdul Jalil Mosque, Johor Police Contingent Headquarters (IPK) Saturday morning, for funeral prayers and last respects. The bodies will then be taken to their respective hometowns in Bidor, Perak and Kuantan, Pahang. PHOTO: BERNAMA

The remains of Ahmad Azza Fahmi Azhar and Muhamad Syafiq Ahmad Said were taken first to the Tunku Laksamana Abdul Jalil Mosque at the Johor police contingent headquarters (IPK) for the funeral prayers and given the last respect.

The bodies will then be sent to Bidor, Perak, and Kuantan, Pahang, respectively to be buried.

Meanwhile,  Ahmad Azza Fahmi’s father,  Azhar Khaiden, 54, when met at the hospital to claim his son’s remains, said his son’s body would be brought back to Kampung Poh, Bidor, for the burial.

“Last night our family slept at his ( Ahmad Azza Fahmi) house,” said Azhar, a teacher at Sekolah Kebangsaan Felda Sungai Kelah, Sungkai, Perak.

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