Bill Kayong murder case transferred to High Court

 |Dec 30, 2016
Sarawakian businessman Stephen Lee Chee Kiang - classified by the police as the main suspect in the mafia-style killing of land activist Bill Kayong - had his murder case transferred to the Miri High Court today.
Sarawakian businessman Stephen Lee Chee Kiang – classified by the police as the main suspect in the mafia-style killing of land activist Bill Kayong (left) had his murder case transferred to the Miri High Court today.

Sarawakian businessman Stephen Lee Chee Kiang – classified by the police as the main suspect in the mafia-style killing of land activist Bill Kayong – had his murder case transferred to the Miri High Court today.

The Star online reported he was brought to court today morning and produced before Magistrate Zuraini Ali Musa for his case to be transferred to the High Court for trial dates to be fixed.

In the charge, the prosecution led by Deputy Public Prosecutor Nor Fadzilla said that Lee together with Lie Chang Loon, Chin Wui Chung and another person still at large had on June 21 at the traffic light near E-Mart at Kuala Baram abetted Mohamad Fitri Pauzi in the murder of Bill Kayong.

The offence is under Section 302 of the Penal Code that carries the mandatory death penalty.

Lee did not make any plea.

Lee was arrested at the Fujian airport in China following close coordination by the Malaysian police, the Chinese authorities and Interpol.

Kayong was gunned down mafia-style at a traffic junction in Kuala Baram on June 21.

Police have already arrested the alleged shooter.

Lee was on the run overseas and the police and Interpol had been hunting him since he left the country a few days after the shooting.

Kayong was also the Miri PKR secretary and he was actively involved in fighting for native land rights in Sarawak.

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