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IGP: Task Force Set Up To Probe Murder Of Miri PKR Secretary Bill Kayong

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BUKIT AMAN: Police have formed a special task force to investigate the murder of PKR politician Bill Kayong.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar (pic) said the task force would be led by Sarawak CID chief Senior Asst Comm Dev Kumar M.M. Sree Shunmugam.

“We (Bukit Aman) will also send our CID officers to assist in the probe,” he said during a press conference here on Tuesday.

Khalid urged the public to not speculate the motive as investigations were ongoing.

“Let us probe what really happened. We will find out how and what happened in due time,” he said.

Khalid also urged those with information, specifically eyewitnesses, to come forward to facilitate investigations.

Earlier, 43-year-old Kayong was believed to have been shot in the neck as he stopped his pick-up truck at the traffic light junction in Lutong, north of Miri city.

The Toyota truck, still bearing the PKR election logo, was found riddled with bullet holes on the driver’s side at about 9.20am near the E-Mart supermarket on Permyjaya-Kuala Baram road.

Kayong, who was Miri PKR secretary, was found slumped in the driver’s seat, with injuries on his face and neck.

Kayong had been a vocal advocate of social issues and had banked on Native Customary Rights (NCR) land issues in the state election when he contested in the Bekenu seat against Rosey Yunus of Barisan Nasional and independents, Jou @ Peter Jelin and Austin Sigi Melu.

His death has sent shockwaves across Sarawak.

PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said she was shocked by the shooting and urged party members to remain calm and allow the police to conduct investigations.

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