There are reports the police had sought assistance from Interpol Malaysia to track the alleged mastermind behind Bill Kayong’s murder, noted Sarawak Opposition Leader Baru Bian in a statement.
The information he had received was that the suspect was not on the Interpol wanted list.
He urged the police and the Attorney-General’s Chambers to update the public on the status of the case.
For starters, Baru would like to know whether Interpol Malaysia has requested for assistance from Interpol Australia.
He also wants to know whether the Malaysian Government has requested for the extradition of the suspect. “We have now been informed the Australian police know the whereabouts of the suspect.”
Baru, who is PKR Sarawak Chairman, was taking his cue from a news story in the Borneo Post on Wednesday.
The report quoted the Australian High Commissioner as saying the authorities back home were aware of the whereabouts of one Lee Chee Kiang. Lee’s assistance was being sought by police on the Kayong murder case.
Kayong’s family and friends are still waiting for the arrest of the alleged mastermind, said Baru. “They should be assured that all was being done to bring the suspect back to Malaysia.”
He said the Australian Extradition Act 1988 should not be seen as an impediment on murder cases.