See (centre) speaking to reporters during PKR Sarawak Hari Raya open house on Wednesday. With him are PKR Sarawak women chief Nurhanim Hanna Mokhsen (left) and vice secretary Lynette Tan.
KUCHING: State PKR vice chairman See Chee How is hopeful that Attorney-General (A-G) Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali will be the prosecutor in the murder case of former PKR Miri branch secretary, the late Bill Kayong.
“I hope that the federal A-G will mean what he said, that he can come and prosecute in all high profile cases. So we hope that he himself, or he will send a very senior prosecutor to come and prosecute this case.
“I’m sure this is a more high profile case than Lim Guan Eng’s (corruption) case that he somehow personally took a big interest in. If he doesn’t come, then he has to tell us who has got or has better calibre to come and prosecute the case,” he told reporters at PKR Sarawak Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house here on Wed.
See, who is Batu Lintang assemblyman, said Bill’s case is not an ordinary case, as it involved the murder of a very important activist and politician in the state and the police had classified it as high-profile case and had even sent a special taskforce from Bukit Aman to probe it.
“Native Customary Rights (NCR) land cases in Sarawak are the biggest problem that we are facing in the state. So, I hope it is high-profile enough for him to be involved in the prosecution of the case or one of his most senior prosecutors should be involved in prosecuting this case.”
See’s comment came after the police on Tuesday said they believed they had solved Bill’s murder following the arrest of six suspects and the recovery of the murder weapon.
He revealed that PKR was writing to Apandi, as the lawyers from the party would like to keep a watching brief for the duration of the trial of the suspects.
While congratulating the police for the ‘small success’ in arresting the suspects and recovering the weapon that was used in the murder, See hoped that the police would do a thorough job to prosecute all those involved in the murder of Bill.
“As the police chief has said, they have not finished the job. There are still some suspects who are on the loose. They still have to arrest a few other suspects who are allegedly involved in the case.”
When asked to comment on the short time taken by the police to trace the suspects, See believed that somehow, the police all this while knew the people involved based on the information that they had obtained.
“(With) The list of all the police reports that we lodged, additional evidence that they have taken, I’m sure they all know the disputes that are involved in Bill’s murder.
“But it is just that they have not acted fast enough. Maybe Bill’s death could have been avoided if all these cases were properly investigated and if police had taken this matter more seriously. It could have been avoided. I think so.”