The movement praises the police for swift action in arresting six suspects in connection with the killing of Bill Kayong
KUALA LUMPUR: The Movement for Change, Sarawak (MoCS) today praised the Sarawak police for achieving their first break in solving politician and activist Bill Kayong’s murder.
Yesterday, Sarawak CID chief Dev Kumar disclosed that six suspects, aged between 22 and 41 years old, were arrested on June 30 in connection with the case. They have been remanded in police custody for seven days for questioning.
“We have no doubt that the police will leave no stone unturned in bringing the culprits to book and ensuring justice for Kayong’s family,” MoCS leader Francis Paul Siah said in a statement.
“As such, all quarters should cease making insinuations about the case and allow the police to do their job.
“The Sarawak police contingent’s reputation is also at stake as Kayong’s murder has emerged as a high-profile case. No policeman worth his salt would not want to solve the case quickly,” Siah said.
PKR Miri branch secretary and social activist Bill Kayong, 43, was shot and killed at a traffic light intersection in broad daylight at the Kuala Baram bypass in Miri on June 21.
On a related matter, Siah said MoCS noted with satisfaction the all-round support given to the bereaved family of the slain politician.
“MoCS is particularly gratified with the pledge of support for the educational needs of Kayong’s children from state minister Fatimah Abdullah.
“This is the little bright spark shining into the ugly politics that we are experiencing in the country today. Indeed, we have to show compassion to those in their hour of need even if we are political adversaries”, Siah stressed.
Years ago, then MIC president D Samy Vellu had also pledged to look after the educational needs of DAP strongman P Patto’s children after Patto passed away suddenly.
Today, one of Patto’s children is a member of parliament.
Such a display of gracious compassion among politicians across opposite spectrum is something which should be nurtured, Siah added. – Berita Daily