KLANG, Jan 31: A truck driver wants the Royal Malaysian Police to explain and investigate how his wife, Pua Bee Chun, 22, was allegedly shot by members of the police force.
Bee Chun was allegedly shot dead in a car on Jalan Bendahara, Taman Sentosa, Klang on January 18.
According to Foo Voon Kong, 27, his wife was believed to have died from being shot in the back. The car was allegedly shot at 24 times.
Voon Kong claimed that all efforts to get an explanation from the police as to how and why his wife died were unsuccessful.
In a press conference here today, Voon Kong said the last time he saw his wife was at 5pm on the day of the incident, before she left home.
He said he sent a text message (SMS) asking Bee Chun to come home for dinner and to go out to the night market along with their two children.
“However, she said she could not come home, and when I texted her asking where she was the second time, my wife did not reply to the sms.
“At about 8.30 pm, I received a phone call from a friend who told me he saw my wife’s dead body.
“When I arrived at the scene, I saw a crowd of people and the police, and found that the body of my wife was brought to the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang.
“The doctor informed me that my wife was shot through her back,” he said in a press release at the Klang MP service office.
He claimed that the police did not carry out their duties in a professional manner by recklessly shooting his wife.
“All the evidence such as her clothes, closed circuit television (CCTV), and the car that my wife was in was taken by the police.
“I believe that there were 24 shots fired at my wife, based on the bullet marks on the car door and at the rear of the car,” he said.
Voon Kong added that he was told that his wife was shot in a silver Waja while with a man who was a friend.
The man is believed to be detained by the police and a police report was lodged by Voon Kong on January 19 at the Klang police station.
Meanwhile, Klang MP Charles Santiago said the case is the third in a string of police-related incidences after the death of security guard C Sugumaran and Amirul Rashid’s case.
“Now, all the evidence related to the murder is gone. If all the evidence is missing, how are we going to bring this case to court?” he said.
Additionally, Puchong MP, Gobind Singh Deo wants the police to conduct a fair investigation and for the Prime Minister to intervene in the case.
“The police cannot pass judgement on the victim by shooting at will, because now the police are no longer providing protection to the people.”