Alleged mastermind of petrol station murder remanded six more days

JOHOR BARU: The remand order against the alleged mastermind of the brutal murder of a man at a petrol station in Taman Pelangi here, late last year, has been extended by another six days.

The 40-year-old suspect will be remanded until July 18 to facilitate the murder probe under Section 302 of the Penal Code.

The suspect had fled to Thailand after the incident on Dec 17, 2017, but he was extradited to Malaysia on July 5 and remanded on July 6 for a week.

The victim, a 44-year-old man, died after being stabbed and mowed down by a white BMW with four men in it.

The incident occurred when the victim and a foreign woman in her 20s, believed to be his wife, was using the air pump at the petrol station to inflate their car's tyres when they were suddenly approached by the suspects who tried to drag the victim into their car, resulting in a struggle.

On July 1, two suspects involved in the case were charged in the Johor Baru sessions court.

Both the accused of the organised crime group "Jin Jee Tong" were charged under Section 130V of the Penal Code under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012.