KLIA Robbery: Off-duty Policeman Interviewed

11 April 2008
Kuala Lumpur

The 39-year-old lance corporal who was shot three times at the robbery at the KL International Airport will be interviewed to learn more about how the RM3.5 million heist took place on Thursday evening. Lance Corporal Zainuddin Mat Isa, who was shot in his left thigh and on both his hands, is currently warded at the Putrajaya Hospital.

The police officer also lost his semi-automatic pistol when he was trying to stop the robbers. He was at the airport waiting for a friend and was off-duty although he were carrying his pistol. When he heard gunshots he spun around and started firing at the robbers. He dropped to the ground and feigned unconsciousness as he was shot three times. One of the suspects approached him and took his pistol.

Transport Minister Datuk Ong Tee Keat explained that as the robbery occurred in a public area, it is not considered a security breach at the KLIA and that Malaysia Airport Bhd should not be held responsible.

Police have enacted the Internal Security and Public Order Department to increase police presence at KLIA while a manhunt is underway to search for the six armed robbers.

The Star Online – Shot cop to be questioned
<URL:http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/4/11/nation/20917817&sec=nation>

New Straits Times – Cop played dead after being shot
<URL:http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Friday/National/2210544/Article/index_html>

MCW – Robbers at KLIA Shootout Escaped with RM3.5M
<URL:http://malaysiacrimewatch.lokety.com/robbers-at-klia-shootout-escaped-with-rm35m/>

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