Sunday, September 4, 2016

Australian police know where Lee Chee Kiang is

Australian police know where Lee Chee Kiang is

The suspects (from left) Dato Stephen Lee Chee Kiang, Chin and Kong. Chin gave himself up to the authorities on Aug 18. (File photo)
The suspects (from left) Dato Stephen Lee Chee Kiang, Chin and Kong. Chin gave himself up to the authorities on Aug 18. (File photo)
KUCHING: The Australian authorities are aware of the whereabouts of Lee Chee Kiang (also known as Dato Stephen Lee) who is wanted by the Malaysian police for the murder of former PKR Miri branch secretary Bill Kayong.
Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia Rod Smith, however, said there was not much he could say about the case because it is subject to the legal processes in Australia.
“His location is known. (But) There is not much I can say about that case because it is subject to the legal processes in Australia and we have to allow those legal processes to run their course,” he told reporters during a press conference here yesterday.
According to previous reports, state CID chief Datuk Dev Kumar said Lee, who is one of the two remaining suspects wanted by the police, fled to Singapore from Miri on June 23 two days after Bill’s murder on June 21.
On July 3, Dev Kumar said Lee flew to Melbourne, Australia from Singapore on July 3 but his location was unknown.
He said the investigating team had sought the help of Interpol to trace Lee’s whereabouts and were awaiting an answer.
On Aug 18, suspect Chin Wui Chung gave himself up in the company of his lawyer at the Krokop police station, leaving only Lee and Kong Sien Ming still at large.