A Datuk charged over Bill Kayong murder

Dec 15, 2016
Businessman Lee Chee Kiang (right) was charged in Miri Magistrate's Court on Dec 14, 2016 for abetting the murder of local leader PKR leader from Sarawak Bill Kayong on June 21.
Businessman Lee Chee Kiang (right) was charged in Miri Magistrate’s Court on Dec 14, 2016 for abetting the murder of local leader PKR leader from Sarawak Bill Kayong on June 21.

Businessman Lee Chee Kiang, 45, was charged at Miri Magistrate’s Court today for abetting in the murder of local PKR leader Bill Kayong on June 21 this year.

Lee, a ‘Datuk’, was charged under Section 109 of the Penal Code read together with Section 302 of the same Act, which carries a mandatory death sentence, before Magistrate Zuriani Ali Musa.

No plea was recorded.

PKR’s Miri branch secretary and activist, Bill Kayong or Mohd Hasbie Abdullah, was gunned down at 8.20am at an intersection near E-mart supermarket in Jalan Miri-Bintulu, Sarawak.

Zuriani fixed Dec 30 for mention, pending application by the prosecution team to transfer the case to the High Court in Miri.

Lee was detained by the Chinese authorities when he entered Putian in the Fujian Province on Dec 12 after almost six months on the run.

China’s Public Security Ministry arrested Lee, who was then escorted back to the country from Xiamen by the Malaysian police.

He was subsequently arrested upon arrival at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang at 7.45pm on Tuesday.

Lee is the fourth person charged in the murder of Kayong, who was the political secretary to Miri MP Dr Michael Teoh.

On July 15, car repossessor, Mohamad Fitri Pauzi, 29, was charged for murdering Kayong while Lie Chang Loong, 37, was charged for abetting the murder.

On Aug 15, Lee’s personal assistant, Chin Wui Chong, 50, from Krokop, who surrendered himself to the police, was charged with abetting in the murder.

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