Caucasian duo behind murder of Palestinian, says Zahid

BAGAN DATUK: The two assailants of a Palestinian lecturer in Kuala Lumpur today are believed to be Caucasians linked to an intelligence organisation of a country, said Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Zahid, the home minister, said the police would work with Interpol and Aseanapol to track down the duo immediately.

“The police will conduct their investigation by covering all angles. We will investigate the case until the arrest of the perpetrators of the crime.

“We will provide information on the developments in the case from time to time,” he said.

Fadi Al Batash, 35, was gunned down at about 6am today as he was walking from his condominium to a nearby surau in Jalan Meranti, Setapak, for the dawn prayers.

Zahid said a preliminary investigation showed that Batash was to have left for Turkey this afternoon to attend an international conference.

He said the electrical engineer who was an expert at making rockets, had links with an intelligence organisation of a country and had been active in Islamic organisations that championed the Palestinian cause.

“The lecturer, a permanent resident of that country, is believed to have become a liability for a country hostile to Palestine,” he said.

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