KLIA shooter: I need seven lawyers

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The man suspected of firing a gun in KL International Airport (KLIA) on Sunday (April 14) says he needs seven lawyers to represent him after he was remanded for seven days until April 22.

Magistrate Rais Imran Hamid issued the seven-day remand order on the 38-year-old suspect at a Magistrate’s Court in Kota Baru on Tuesday (April 16).

He was remanded to help in investigations under Section 8 of the Firearms (Increased Penalties) Act 1971 and Section 8(a) of the Arms Act 1960.

It was reported that the suspect was also under remand to help in investigations under Rule 25(1)(o) of the National Registration Rules (1990) for possessing another individual’s identification documents, and Section 108(3)(f) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for using fake vehicle registration plates.

Earlier, the suspect, who was clad in purple lockup clothes, was brought to the Kota Baru Court Complex at 8.30am under heavy police guard.

Having evaded the authorities for more than 24 hours, the suspect was apprehended by Kelantan police on Monday (April 15) at 3pm after fleeing KLIA following the incident which took place early Sunday morning.

On Sunday, pandemonium and panic struck KLIA’s Terminal 1 after gunshots were heard in the arrival hall.

At 1.20am, travel agency owner Farah Md Isa, better known as Farah Cie, was awaiting the return of clients who had used her services to perform umrah.

A firecracker was then thrown in her direction, injuring two members of the public nearby.

Two shots were then fired at Farah Cie at close range; one bullet missed its mark and the other hit her bodyguard who had protected her from the gunfire, sustaining wound to his stomach.

The shooter then fled to his car at Block C of the airport’s carpark.

Police later revealed the shooter’s identity as Farah Cie’s estranged husband Hafizul, who is also a partner in her business.

The couple was reportedly in the midst of a divorce.

The aftermath of the attack was caught on camera, with a video showing an injured man being wheeled out on a stretcher.

Meanwhile, Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain said the suspect is believed to have wanted to try and escape to a neighbouring country.

He added that the suspect would be brought to Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday (April 16) for further investigation by the Selangor police.