Gay Lover Among Four Arrested Over Murder of Education Department Officer

23 August 2007
Kuala Lumpur

Police believed that they have solved the case of the murder of 37-year-old Rashid Sait, assistant director of the technology division of the Kuala Lumpur Education Department, with yesterday’s arrest of four people. Rashid was found dead with multiple stab wounds in his chest at his Desa Tun Razak apartment last Tuesday.

The four, including two women, were nabbed as they entered the victim’s car in Masjid Tanah, Malacca at 3pm. The stolen Hyundai Atos car had false number plates when police seized it. Some of Rashid’s personal belongings were found with them.

One of them is believed to have befriended Rashid at a gay club in Cheras a few months ago. They were seen together several times including 11 August 2007.

On that day, the two had bought a meal from a fast food restaurant along the south-bound highway near the Sungai Besi toll area before heading to Rashid’s residence. Three days later, two of Rashid’s colleagues found him dead in his apartment when he had failed to turn up for work.

Police believe that the two had an argument over RM100 that was owed to Rashid. The suspects were unemployed and had been remanded for eight days.

The Star Online – Four held over murder of education dept officer
<URL:http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2007/8/23/nation/18671161&sec=nation>

New Straits Times – Gay lover held over man’s murder
<URL:http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Friday/National/20070810083929/Article/index_html>

MCW – Education Department Staff Murdered
<URL:http://malaysiacrimewatch.lokety.com/education-department-staff-murdered/>

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