PORT DICKSON: Police believe they have solved the murder of a 44-year-old man in Tanah Merah near here following the arrest of four Myanmar nationals.
District police chief Supt Aidi Sham Mohamed said the suspects, aged between 19 and 49, were detained in Shah Alam around 11.40 am today (Feb 19).
“The victim’s father last saw him alive on Feb 17 when he went to the deceased’s dragon fruit farm to give him dinner.
“The deceased did tell his father that he had hired a Myanmar national to help him at the farm two weeks ago but did not provide any other information,” he said in a statement.
Supt Aidi Sham said the victim’s father lodged a report around 3pm on Saturday (Feb 18) after he found his son’s lifeless body at the farm.
“A police team was immediately sent to the farm and they found the victim’s body with his hands and legs tied.
“There were also injuries to his head and body,” he said, adding that the victim lived at the farm.
He said the victim’s mobile phone and motorcycle were missing during the incident.
Supt Aidi said police managed to recover the victim’s motorcycle from the suspects.
“The suspects have also admitted to being involved in the murder, and revenge is believed to be the motive,” he said.
He added that the police would apply for an order from the Magistrate’s Court tomorrow (Feb 20) to remand the suspects.
The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.