The Taman Pelangi murder: He was beaten, stabbed, knocked down and run over twice. #JBCrime



Trio acquitted of 2017 JB petrol station murder

“The deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) samples also did not match the blood found at the scene; and no investigation was undertaken on their alibis.

“The prosecution also failed to link the BMW allegedly used by the accused to commit the crime,” she said in her judgment.

Based on the charge sheet, Gan, as the first accused, was charged along with five suspects who are still at large, with murdering Tan Aik Chai, 44, at 7.30pm at a petrol station in Taman Pelangi on Dec 17, 2017.

Deputy public prosecutor Suriani Ujang prosecuted, while Gan was represented by Datin S. Freda, Che Azlin Farahannis Evani, Foo Fang Leong and Veeranesh Babu.

Yip was represented by lawyer Chuah Shyue Chien, while counsels Ram Karpal Singh and Harshaan Zamani represented Wong.

A total of 22 witnesses were called to testify in the trial that began last year, during which 42 exhibits were produced.


January 2018

In an interview with Bernama in Bangkok last January, Bukit Aman’s Criminal Investigation Department chief Datuk Seri Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd disclosed that several of the suspects involved in the high-profile petrol station murder case had escaped and gone into hiding in Thailand.

The police he said, had sought cooperation from Thai Police to track down the suspects and mastermind of the widely-reported case.

29 May 2018

Alleged mastermind of Taman Pelangi brutal murder caught in Thailand


BANGKOK: After being on the run for several months, the alleged mastermind behind the brutal murder of a man at a petrol station in Johor Baru in December last year was finally caught in Thailand.

The suspect who is in his 40s and sported a large tattoo on his right arm was apprehended by a team of Thai police officers in Chaiyaphum province, about 260km northeast of Bangkok about 7am today.

“The man is the most sought after suspect in the murder case. He is the alleged mastermind,” Royal Malaysian Police assistant liasion officer in Thailand Supt Ridzuan Abdul Aziz told Bernama here, today.

His capture by Thai police this morning following a request for assistance from their Malaysian counterpart several months ago, finally brought an end to an extensive hunt by authorities of both neighbouring countries which stretches two borders and several thousand kilometres.

Thai police are expected to call a media conference soon to announce the suspect’s arrest and other details surrounding his capture.

They will also explain issues on the man’s impending extradition to Malaysia to face justice for his alleged crime.

21 December 2017



JOHOR BARU: Four more individuals were picked-up by police to facilitate investigation into the brutal murder of a 44-year old man at a petrol station in Taman Pelangi here last Sunday.

The suspects all male and in their 20s were picked-up by police during an operation around the state capital in the wee hours earlier today.

The four individuals together with two others, a 19- year old woman and a 22-year old man who had been detained since Wednesday were taken to the Johor Baru magistrate court by police at 9.45am today for a remand order and an extension of the previous remand order to facilitate police investigation.

Magistrate Noor Aishah Ahmad issued a seven day remand order extension on the six suspects which will end next Thursday.


6 remanded over JB petrol station murder

JOHOR BAHRU: The Magistrate’s Court here today issued a remand order for six individuals to facilitate investigations into the murder at a petrol station in Taman Pelangi last Sunday.

Magistrate Noor Aisyah Ahmad allowed police to remand five men in their 20s and a 19-year-old woman for seven days from today.

Yesterday, Johor police chief Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd in a statement said a man and a woman had been arrested at 2.30am to assist in the investigation into the case.

It is understood that the four other men linked to the case were arrested early today.

20 December 2017

JB petrol station murder: All eyes on widow at crime scene


JOHOR BARU – The widow of the man who was murdered at a petrol station in Taman Pelangi here drew a crowd of curious onlookers when she returned to the crime scene to offer prayers.

The Vietnamese woman arrived at the petrol station wearing a mask and accompanied by a woman friend.

They held special prayers led by two Buddhist monks at the petrol station at around 5pm yesterday.

Police had earlier cordoned off a section of the petrol station for the prayers, which took about 15 minutes.

The victim’s widow knelt down and cried on the very same spot where her husband was viciously attacked and murdered by four assailants on Sunday evening.

When the prayers were conclu­ded, the two women and the monks immediately left the area.

18 December 2017




It’s fake: Viral message saying men arrested in petrol station murder

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PETALING JAYA: A viral message circulating on social media claiming that the suspects involved in the murder of a man in a petrol station in Johor have been arrested is fake.

The viral post claimed that the assailants in a white BMW bearing the number plate WB79L were arrested 40 minutes after the incident.

The post also featured a picture of two men in handcuffs, one with a green t-shirt and the other in yellow t-shirt, sitting in a police station.

It also praised the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) for its fast action in arresting the suspects.

Johor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Azman Ayob has confirmed that the viral message of the arrest being circulated is fake news, China Press reported.


Johor petrol station murder: Don’t jeopardise investigation, cops tell public

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His appeal came after multiple photos of the men allegedly among the four suspects, in the incident that took place at 7.30pm in Taman Pelangi, went viral on social media and messaging apps.

JOHOR BARU: The public has been urged to stop speculating on the identities of the four suspects who stabbed and ran over a man at a Jalan Sri Pelangi petrol station here on Sunday night.

Johor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Azman Ayob said the public should stop circulating incorrect and inaccurate information online.

His appeal came after multiple photos of the men allegedly among the four suspects, in the incident that took place at 7.30pm in Taman Pelangi, went viral on social media and messaging apps.

“Investigations are still ongoing and police will update the public on the situation once there are developments.

“For their part, the public should refrain from circulating wild speculations that can interfere with our investigation,” SAC Azman said on Monday.



JB petrol kiosk murder: Parts of Johor Baru city centre in lockdown as police hunts for suspects



A male motorist lies unconscious at a Shell petrol station along Jalan Sri Pelangi in Taman Pelangi in Johor Baru after he was brutally attacked, stabbed and run over twice by his assailants tonight. — Picture courtesy of the police

JOHOR BARU, Dec 18 — Parts of the city centre here have been put on lockdown as police from the Johor Baru Selatan district launched a manhunt for several suspects involved in the brutal murder of a motorist last night.

The incident had occurred 7.30pm yesterday at the compound of a Shell petrol station along the busy Jalan Sri Pelangi in Taman Pelangi.

Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said that the male victim, who had just parked his Volkswagen Polo, was stopped by several men in a white BMW 520d.

“One of the suspects then tried to pull the victim into their car but the latter put up a fight,” he said.

Eyewitnesses then saw the men assaulting the victim and stabbing him with a sharp object, which caused him to collapse on the compound of the petrol station.

After the victim was stabbed, the suspects threw an explosive device, believed to be a firecracker, at him before re-entering their vehicle.

They then ran over the victim’s body twice before fleeing the scene.

It was understood that victim, believed to be in his 30s to 40s, died due to head and body injuries. Paramedics on the scene were unable to save him.

Footage of the brutal murder was captured by an eyewitness and has since made its rounds on several social media platforms.

The Johor Baru South police have conducted roadblocks and also a district-wide all-points bulletin (APB) for the suspects based on the registration number of the white BMW.


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