By V. Shankar Ganesh and Lee Shi-Ian
BANTING: The main suspects in the murders of Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and
three others could be linked to at least 17 killings over the past
This shocking revelation came about after police combed through
earlier reports linking murders and missing persons to the suspects, who
are two lawyer brothers.
The New Straits Times learnt that the
police and the Attorney-General’s Chambers have already met several
times as the investigations into the suspects
It is, however, learnt that the investigations are being hampered as the bodies of the victims cannot be traced.
Police are now working overtime searching riverbeds and streams
in and around Banting in the hope of retrieving skeletal remains or
personal effects of the victims.
To date, after investigations into the quadruple murder began, police
have retrieved human bones, a watch and two knives. The bones will be
subjected to DNA tests to ascertain the identities.
however, are camped here, conducting investigations at the suspect’s
poultry farm in Sungai Gadung, near Tanjung Sepat, and in the waterways.
Yesterday, police also seized several computer hard drives and do*****ents from the suspect’s law firm here.
Later in the evening, a team of policemen took one of the suspects to
the Angsana flats in USJ 1, Subang Jaya, where they found an object in
The policemen seemed excited and were seen giving each other high fives before taking the suspect away.
It was at the car park of Angsana flat that Sosilawati’s BMW X5 was found on Sept 6.
a press conference on Sunday afternoon, Federal Criminal Investigation
Department director Datuk Seri Bakri Zinin, in announcing the arrest of
lawyers, one of whom is a Datuk, and six others, had also said they were looking at cases of four other missing people.
The New Straits Times yesterday learnt that one of them is a housewife, T. Selvi, who was murdered here last year.
The other three were an Indian businessman and two locals.
Details of the other victims, which have now come on the police radar, are not known yet.
queen Sosilawati, her lawyer Ahmad Kamil Abdul Karim, 32, CIMB Bank
officer Noorhisham Mohammad, 38, and driver Kamarudin Shansudin, 44,
were believed to have been murdered on Aug 30 and their remains burnt.
The ashes and bones of the four were taken to various streams and rivers in Sungai Gadung and scattered.
47, the founder of the Nouvelles Visages beauty line, had arranged to
meet the 41-year-old in Banting on Aug 30 over a land deal.
Sosilawati and her companionswere allegedly taken to the farm where they were murdered.
Bernama reports that relatives of Sosilawati and her three companions
are expected to provide samples for DNA extraction at the Kuala
Yesterday, Sosilawati’s daughter and Noorhisham’s mother Satinah Mokhtar were at the hospital for that purpose.
September 15, 2010 19:56 PM
Entrepreneurs Urged To Beef Up Personal Security
LUMPUR, Sept 15 (Bernama) -- Entrepreneurs have been urged to beef up
personal security in the wake of the alleged murders of cosmetics
millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three others.
De Classic Life (DCL) and D'Navechee Beauty founder Datuk Azlina Che
Abdullah said the alleged murders should be made a lesson by
entrepreneurs when conducting business.
She said entrepreneurs should engage bodyguards and armed security guards for their houses.
"Bodyguards and security guards are not for show but to protect
themselves and their families as life is more precious than money," she
told reporters after visiting Sosilawati's children at Taman Harmonis,
Gombak here Wednesday.
The remains of Sosilawati, 47, and three others - lawyer Ahmad Kamil
Abdul Karim, 32, CIMB Bank officer Noorhisham Mohammad, 38, and driver
Kamarudin Shansudin, 44, -- were believed to be found in Ladang Gadong,
Tanjung Sepat on Sunday.
Azlina said she was impressed with the courage and perseverance shown
Sosilawati's children and they were ready to accept any eventuality.
"I hope her children will continue to develop their mother's business and they can contact me if they need help," said Azlina.
Selangor PAS commissioner Datuk Dr Hasan Mohamed Ali said he was
impressed with the hospitality given by Sosilawati's children despite
grieving the lost of their mother.
"The respect accorded to visitors during the trying times showed that
their mother had given them proper guidance and education," he told
Umno Youth executive committee member Datuk Sohaimi Shahadan hoped the
police would remain undeterred in the investigations despite many
evidence in the alleged murders were disposed of.
"I hope the suspected mastermind along with the henchmen will not
escape conviction. I hoped the police will wrap-up this high profile
case quickly," he told reporters.