IGP: No evidence of Bali prison break fugitive slipping into the country

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian fugitive Tee Kok King who escaped from a prison in Bali in June may not have sneaked into Malaysia as claimed by Indonesian police.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said yesterday that police have yet to find any evidence of Tee slipping into Malaysia following his gang-escape from the Kerobokan prison on June 19.

"At the moment there is no trace of him being in the country. The Indonesian authorities must give us more information (on the claim). We are waiting for their report." he told theSun.

After Tee's escape, Malaysian police had said that it will intensify security at all entry points in the country and be on the lookout in case the fugitive attempts to return.

On Tuesday, JakartaPost had quoted Indonesian police as saying it had received information that Tee was back in Malaysia.

Bali police chief Insp.Gen. Petrus Reinhard Golose claimed that Indonesian police are working with Malaysian police to look for Tee.

Tee who was serving a seven-year sentence over a drug offence had broken out of the prison with three other inmates - Australian Shaun Edward Davidson, Indian Sayeb Mohammed Said and Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov Iliev from Bulgaria.

The escapees had dug a hole in the Bali prison grounds before escaping through a disused drain tunnel.

Mohammed Said and Lliev were caught just four days after they escaped when they attempted to enter Timor Leste without travel documents.

More than a week after his escape, Davidson had "taunted" the authorities by boasting in a Facebook posting that he was in Dubai "sipping cocktails on a beach and where the ladies are".

However, Golose said on Tuesday that Davidson who had just two months to complete his one-year sentence for an offence related to the use of a fake passport is believed to still be in Indonesia.