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GEORGE TOWN, Feb 13, 2016:

The police have sent footage on the killing of a businessman here early on Thursday, obtained from a closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera, to the police forensics laboratory for analysis.

Penang CID chief Datuk Mohd Zakaria Ahmad said he believed the analysis could provide clues to facilitate investigations into the murder of Syed Amen Jainul Abidin, 46, in front of a high-powered motorcycle shop in Jalan Datuk Keramat here.

In the incident, the victim, who owned a nasi kandar restaurant and a car wash centre was in his Mercedes Benz car when he was shot five times at close-range by a man riding pillion on a motorcycle about 3.30am.

Mohd Zakaria said in addition to the CCTV footage, the police had also sent Winchester 9mm Luger-type bullets used by the gunmen, to the laboratory for analysis.

“It is too early to link the killing to a motive of revenge or a syndicate. I request that no speculation be made (on this case),” he said when contacted byBernama here today.

In a related development, North East district police chief Assistant Commissioner Mior Faridalathrash Wahid denied rumours that a suspect in the businessman’s murder was detained by the police yesterday, as spread on social media.

It was rumoured that the man was detained in Kepong, Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, to facilitate investigations into the recovery of a pistol.

Meanwhile, Syed Amen’s widow, Masita Abu Bakar, 46, has urged the public to refrain from spreading inaccurate information that could interfere with police investigations into the murder.

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