Remand order against ‘Long Tiger’, three others extended until Jan 3

JOHOR BARU: The remand order against “Long Tiger” or Abdul Hamim Ab Hamid, 32, the ethnic Rohingya man who was recaptured after escaping police custody while at the Tangkak Magistrate’s Court court on Dec 15 has been extended until Monday (Jan 3).

In a brief statement, Johor police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said the remand orders against three individuals believed to be Abdul Hamim’s accomplices, were also extended for the same period.

The extension was allowed by Magistrate Zaridah Y. Abdul Jaafar after police made an application at the Tangkak Magistrate’s Court on Saturday (Jan 1).

Abdul Hamim and three of his accomplices aged 36, 38 and 46, were previously remanded for four days from Wednesday (Dec 29).

Abdul Hamim, who was recaptured in Kedah on Dec 28, is being investigated under Section 223/224 of the Penal Code, while the three other individuals are being probed under Section 216 of the Penal Code for harbouring a fugitive.

In the Dec 15 incident, Abdul Hamim was believed to have escaped through the main entrance of the Tangkak Magistrate’s Court at 11.55am.

Abdul Hamim was brought to the court for the hearing of a criminal intimidation case under Section 388 of the Penal Code.

He also faces two other charges, namely under Section 506 of the Penal Code for intimidation and wrongful confinement of a former worker and Section 376 of the Penal Code for rape.- Bernama