SUPP to help with post-mortem request after Sarawakian killed by Indonesian cops

BY SULOK TAWIE
SUPP president Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian said his party would work with the authorities to get a post-mortem for a Sarawak shot dead by Indonesian police. — File picture by Sulok Tawie

KUCHING, Nov 24 — The Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) said it will follow up with the relevant Malaysian agencies for a post-mortem on Sarawakian Chung Soon Teck who was shot dead by Indonesian police last week.

“I have instructed Wilfred this morning to write to the agencies on the requests of Chung’s family for post-mortem to be conducted on him,” SUPP president Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian told Malay Mail Online, referring to SUPP complaints bureau chief Wilfred Yap.

Dr Sim, who is also Sarawak state minister of local government and housing, said he has yet to receive feedback from Yap, who is also SUPP Kota Sentosa branch chief.

Apart from asking for the post-mortem to be conducted, the family also wanted a detailed explanation of the shooting at the Indonesian border town of Entikong on November 18.

Separately, Sarawak Criminal Investigation Department (CID) chief Datuk Dev Kumar clarified that Malaysian police have no jurisdiction to investigate this case as the death occurred on foreign soil.

“As such, we cannot request the hospital to conduct the post mortem under such circumstances.

“We are advising the family members to engage a counsel to file an application at the High Court seeking a court order to that effect,” he said.

He said the state police have also referred the matter to Interpol and Bukit Aman to notify Wisma Putra, who will seek further details of the case from the Indonesian authorities through diplomatic channels.

Dev Kumar also said that he would like to clear up the misconception or perception that the police have failed or refused to allow the post mortem to be conducted on the deceased as requested by Chung’s family.

Meanwhile, head of West Kalimantan province police Brigadier General Pol Nasrullah was reported as saying that Chung was driving a four-wheel-drive alone carrying 3kg of syabu heading to Pontianak through the Entikong border.

The suspect was brought together with the exhibits to Pontianak, but halfway, there was a scuffle during which the police fired shots, killing him instantly, according to the Borneo Post.

Nasrullah also said the suspect’s three Indonesian friends had been detained after being arrested separately.