The Royal Malaysia Police Should Explain Why It Did Not Contact INTERPOL (en/cn)

Press Statement by the Hon. Lim Guan Eng, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan, on 19 January 2012:

The Royal Malaysia Police Should Explain Why It Did Not Contact the International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) to Apprehend the Fugitive Suspect in the Brutal Rape and Murder Case of Chee Gaip Yap, 25, Who Was Found Murdered in Sungai Petani in January 2006, but Instead Took Six Years to Bring Him to Justice

The Royal Malaysia Police should explain why it did not contact the International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) to apprehend the fugitive suspect in the brutal rape and murder case of Chee Gaip Yap, 25, who was found murdered in Sungai Petani in January 2006, but instead took six years to bring him to justice.

The case of Chee Gaip Yap in 2006 was one of several brutal sexual assaults against women that highlighted the failure of the Police to reduce crime in Malaysia.

It is reported that the suspect was placed on police bail in 2006, but absconded and fled to Australia before DNA tests, which confirmed his link to material found on the victim, were completed. The suspect was finally apprehended at KL International Airport upon his return from Perth on Tuesday night.

While we are all grateful that the fugitive suspect has now eventually been apprehended by the Police, this six-year delay in the apprehension of the suspect has naturally caused increased suffering to the victim’s family and friends, and may even make the prosecution of the case more difficult.

The Royal Malaysia Police should explain why they waited so long for the suspect to return voluntarily to Malaysia, and why they have not previously pursued the extradition of the suspect to Malaysia through INTERPOL under the provisions of the Australia-Malaysia Extradition Treaty.

LIM GUAN ENG

民主行动党秘书长兼峇眼区国会议员林冠英于2012年1月19日发表声明:

马来西亚皇家警察必须解释为何没联系国际刑警组织 (INTERPOL) ,扣捕涉嫌2006年双溪大年25岁女生朱玉叶残酷奸杀案的嫌犯,必须拖延6年才将他绳之以法。

马来西亚皇家警察必须解释为何没联系国际刑警组织 (INTERPOL) ,扣捕涉嫌2006年双溪大年25岁女生朱玉叶残酷奸杀案的嫌犯,必须拖延6年才将他绳之以法。

这宗发生于2006年的朱玉叶命案,只是几宗残酷性侵犯案的其中一宗,凸显警方无能减低马来西亚的罪案率。

据悉,嫌犯在2006年获得保释,但在脱氧核糖核酸检验(DNA)检验报告完成前逃到澳洲,报告揭露他的DNA与受害人身上所检验出来的DNA吻合,嫌犯最终在周二晚从澳洲珀斯返回吉隆坡国际机场时被逮捕。

潜逃多年的嫌犯最终落网,我们固然感到欣慰,但6年的拖延对受害人的家人和朋友带来痛苦难过,也可能造成此案难以起诉。

大马皇家警察必须解释为什么耗时等待嫌犯自愿返国,而不通过国际刑警组织援引澳洲与马来西亚的引渡条约,将嫌犯引渡回国。

林冠英

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