BANTING, Sept 18 (Bernama) -- Police's forensic team vehicles continue
to be seen moving in and out of Ladang Gadong here where cosmetics
millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three others were brutally
Bernama's monitoring of the area today found the vehicles entering the area around 8.30am and leaving a couple of hours later.
A multi-purpose patrol police vehicle was also stationed about 600
metres away from the main entrance to the location, which is an oil palm
plantation owned by the prime suspect in the case.
Each vehicle passing through the road was stopped by the police before
being instructed to turn back and leave the plantation area.
Some members of the media continued to stake out the place from a
nearby temple to monitor the developments of the ongoing investigation
into the murders.
The four, who were reported missing since Aug 30, were murdered and
burnt at the plantation before their ashes were disposed off at nearby
Meanwhile, the canteen operator of a nearby school, who only wanted to
be known as "Uncle", said he still found it hard to believe that the
murders had occurred in the plantation.
"At first, when I saw a huge crowd milling around the area, I thought
they were filming a movie. I only realised that murders had taken place
there when I read the newspaper and watched the news on television," he
Saturday September 18, 2010
Strong case against lawyer brothers, say police
KUALA LUMPUR: Police believe they have established a
strong case against two lawyer brothers and six others over the murder
of cosmetics millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and her three
associates. “We believe we have good leads and evidence,” said Federal CID director Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin. If all went well, he said police would be able to submit their report on the murders to the Attorney-General’s Chambers next week. He
said police had halted evidence gathering for now at the farm in Ladang
Gadong, where the murders allegedly took place, and Sungai Panchau
where their bodies were believed to have been burnt and dumped. “However,
the area is still cordoned off as we may resume at a later time if the
need arises,” he told a press conference at the Dang Wangi police
headquarters yesterday. Sosilawati, lawyer Ahmad Kamil Abdul
Karim, 32, CIMB bank officer Noorhisham Mohammad, 38, and driver
Kamaruddin Shamsuddin, 44, went missing on Aug 30. Their burnt remains
are reported to have been strewn in the river and in several streams and
rivers in the vicinity of Ladang Gadong. Police said that eight missing person reports are believed to be connected to the main suspects in the Sosilawati case. Comm Mohd Bakri also confirmed that police were investigating another murder linked to the lawyer brothers. “Yes,
one of the missing person cases we are looking into has been confirmed
to be the murder of a woman who was slashed in Banting,” he said. Comm
Mohd Bakri said police were expecting to get in four days the final DNA
test results on the bone fragments found in both the river and the
farm. “Among other things, a cricket bat was also recovered from
the riverbed and it is believed to be one of the murder weapons,” he
said. Police have also extended the remand order for five of those arrested until Sept 23. “We are also applying to extend the remand for the remaining three tomorrow,” he said. Asked
whether an internal investigation would be conducted on the lack of
action on previous missing person reports before the high-profile murder
of Sosilawati emerged, Comm Mohd Bakri said: “Let us focus on the
murders first.” He cautioned the media to stop speculating on the case and let the police do their work. “Please give us the time and space to conduct our investigations. Do not derail it with false information,” he said.
Saturday September 18, 2010
Haunted by a grave mistake
LANGAT: Motor workshop owner P. Balasandram believes that his biggest
mistake was allowing the lawyer brothers allegedly behind millionaire
Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya’s murder to talk him into lending money. “Not only did I lose money in the venture but my wife’s life became the ultimate sacrifice,” said Balasandram. His wife T. Selvi was slashed to death by two men in front of their Banting home in April last year. Selangor
police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar had said that the
lawyer brothers, who used to have a money-lending business with
Balasandram, had been implicated in Selvi’s murder. Balasandram said the lawyers had acted as the “middle person” and witnesses for three loan agreements signed in 2006.
Infamous farm: Members of the media gathering in Ladang Gadong where the murders allegedly took place.
However, he said only one borrower had repaid his loan in full. “One
borrower has only paid half of his loan while another who had taken the
biggest loan at RM80,000, only paid RM15,000,” he claimed. It is believed the RM80,000 borrower is a businesswoman with links to the brothers. Balasandram claimed that despite her refusing to repay the remaining amount, the lawyers had “protected” her. When
he sent a letter of demand to the brothers and the borrowers, they
called him and his wife to their legal office in November 2007. “The
woman who borrowed the RM80,000 was there. They threatened to harm my
family if I continued to pressure them for my money,” he said. Balasandram
said he decided not to take legal action after his wife’s murder as he
feared for the safety of his three children aged between 14 and 20.
----the sunTwo more nabbed over missing Indian businessman
Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 18, 2010) :
Police have made further progress in multiple murder probe involving two lawyers, with the arrest of two more suspects.
suspects who are allegedly linked to the two lawyers arrested over the
killing of the cosmetic company millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and
her three associates on Aug 3, were picked up to assist in the probe of
another case involving missing Indian businessman A.Muthuraja.
police chief DCP Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said police arrested a
34-year-old man in Taman Wilayah, Selayang late yesterday evening.
In a follow up operation just after midnight today, a second suspect, aged 21, was arrested at Kampung Laksamana, Batu Caves.
He said investigators believe both men can shed light into the case of the missing Indian businessman.
Muthuraja who had come to Malaysia to meet the lawyers in January, had never been seen again.
His wife, S Usharani lodged a police report on Sept 8 after months of trying to locate her husband.
The latest arrests brings the total number of those detained to 10 suspects.
It is learnt that more arrests are expected to follow in the coming days.
disappearance of Sosilawati, her lawyer Ahmad Kamil Abdul Karim, 32,
bank officer Noorhisham Mohammad, 38, and driver Kamaruddin Shamsuddin,
44 on Aug 30 uncovered probably the country's most gruesome case of mass
homicide last week.
A 41-year-old lawyer who claimed to be a
Datuk, and is believed to be the mastermind behind the killings, and his
brother who is also a lawyer, are the main suspects.
discovered the four victims were lured to the lawyer's farm near Taman
Gadong, Morib and clubbed to death before their bodies were burnt and
the ashes later thrown into a nearby river.
Police believe they have built a strong case against the suspects and expect to charge them for the murders next week.
Lumpur CID chief SAC Datuk Ku Chin Wah said remand orders for eight
suspects arrested last week, have been extended a further week until