The police have launched a manhunt for “Long Tiger” in the Tangkak district in Johor after the infamous Rohingya detainee escaped from the magistrate’s court lockup on Wednesday (15 December).
According to Berita Harian, the 33 year-old Myanmar man, who real name is Abd Hamim Ab Hamid was last seen wearing a bright T-shirt, brown trousers and slippers, and he had escaped with handcuffs still on.
In a statement, the Tangkak district police chief Mohd Fadhil Minhat said the police had set up roadblocks in an effort to track down the suspect, in addition to the K9 tracking dog service.
Elaborating further, Mohd Fadhil said the police received a report of the escape at 11.55 a.m. on Wednesday (15 December). He also urged the public with any information on the whereabouts of the suspect to come forward to the police.
Mohd Fadhil said the suspect is involved in cases of rape, kidnap and blackmail.
“Preliminary investigations found that the man fled through the main gate of the court and disappeared into the bushes nearby,” said Mohd Fadhil.
“Abd Hamim was brought to the court for proceedings under Section 388, which is a case of intimidation after being taken from Sungai Udang prison, Melaka.”
“His was last seen at No. 292 Jalan Rambutan, Taman Sri Jaya, Bukit Gambir, Tangkak.”
“Further investigations are still ongoing. We will not compromise and take firm action against any party, including the police, if the investigation show any element of negligence.”
“The case is being investigated under Section 223/224 of the Penal Code.” Mohd Fadhil said.
Members of the public who have information of the incident can report it to the nearest police station or contact the Tangkak District Police Headquarters (IPD) at 06-978 1222, Tangkak IPD Hotline 06-978 5222 or any IPD.