KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 2 — City police are looking for a 53-year-old businessman in connection with the high-profile murder of Arab-Malaysian Development Bank founder Hussain Ahmad Najadi.
The man is believed to be the employer of suspected hired killer, Sei Ngan Chai, 44, who was detained last week in Taiping.
City police chief Datuk Ku Chin Wah said police believed the man was in Australia and urged him to assist with investigations.
“If we fail to receive any response from him, we will reveal his identity and release a photo of him,” he said.
Ku declined to reveal the role of the employer and if he was the one who had put out the hit.
Police are also continuing the search for the gun used by the assassin. He had allegedly dumped the weapon in the Mines Lake in Seri Kembangan.
The search has been going on since Sunday, with a team of 30 men from the forensics and scuba units combing the area for evidence.
On Monday, police brought along the suspect to point out the spot where the gun was dumped, but their efforts proved futile.
Police had obtained more time to get the suspect to reveal the identity of the mastermind by extending his remand period for another seven days.
The suspect, who has a criminal record for possession of stolen goods and extortion, was believed to have been paid about RM20,000.