MIRI – The police have picked up the eighth suspect in connection with the
investigation into the murder of PKR Miri branch secretary Bill Kayong on
June 21, Sarawak CID chief SAC Dev Kumar M.M. Sree Shunmugam said today.
He said the 28-year-old man was arrested by the police special task force
members at about 10.30pm yesterday at an entertainment centre in Piasau Utara 1,
“The task force has reason to believe that this suspect can shed more light
on the murder. He will be produced in the Miri Magistrate’s Court this afternoon
for remand,” he said in a statement.
Dev Kumar said six suspects were still under remand while one was released
after the application for remand was rejected by the court.
He also said that the police would apply for extension of the remand of the
Kayong, 43, an advocate of social issues, was shot dead in his Toyota Hilux
pickup vehicle while waiting at a traffic light intersection here on June 21.