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‘Long Tiger’ Abdul Hamim Recaptured In Kedah

Abdul Hamim, fled via the main door of the Tangkak courtroom at approximately 11.55 a.m before his hearing on December 15..

‘Long Tiger’ Abdul Hamim Recaptured In Kedah

 

‘Long Tiger’ an ethnic Rohingya man has been rearrested by police, almost two weeks after he escaped from Magistrate’s Court lock-up in Tangkak.

 

iexclusivenews gathered that the 32-year-old suspect, Abdul Hamim Ab Hamid was arrested in a special operation carried out by the police on Tuesday (Dec 28) in Sungai Petani, Kedah.

‘Long Tiger’ Abdul Hamim Recaptured In Kedah

A picture of Abdul Hamim, who was shirtless and only wearing white shorts, being held by several plainclothes policemen has since gone viral on social media.

 

This online news outlet also learned that police arrested another man in his 40’s at the scene who was believed to have assisted Abdul Hamim in his escape from Johor to Kedah.

 

Police are still tracking down several other individuals, believed to have also aided “Long Tiger” after his escape.

 

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani confirmed the man’s arrest.

 

“It is true, he was detained in Kedah.

 

“Johor police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay will give further details on the matter soon,” he said when contacted.

 

What You Need To Know;

 

Abdul Hamim, fled via the main door of the Tangkak courtroom at approximately 11.55 a.m before his hearing on December 15.

 

He was picked up from Melaka’s Sungai Udang Prison a day before the event and taken to court for a charge under Section 388 of the Penal Code (for extortion).

 

The police officers who were accompanying Abdul Hamim, who was handcuffed, to court, only recognized he was attempting to flee after witnessing him rushing out of the door and towards the gate.

 

Four police officers and court security guards after the suspect, but he managed to flee into the woods.

 

The suspect is also facing a rape charge under Section 376 of the Penal Code at the Muar Session’s Court.

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