Johor man’s wake vandalised by group who tipped over his casket after he was recently found dead in shop

Malaysian man’s wake was vandalised by group of 20, tipping off his casket. Source: China Press

Residents living in the state of Johor have been left shocked after it was recently reported that a Malaysian man was found dead at a convenience store in the state with signs of gun-related injuries. However, things took an even more severe turn during his wake when a group arrived at his home to cause a scene.

Group of 20 men vandalise Johor man’s wake after he was found dead in shop 

As reported by local newspaper The Star, Johor police chief Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat said that the 38-year-old deceased, surnamed Ke, had been found dead at convenience store located in Taman Melodies, Johor Bahru after being shot. At the time, local police were still working on identifying the suspect linked to the murder, as well as whether it the murder could be attributed to gang-related violence.

But shortly following the homicide, it was later reported that as many as 20 men turned up at the home of the deceased where his wake was being held, before causing a scene. According to Sin Chew Daily, they had thrown tables and chairs meant for guests, and even went so far as to tip over the deceased’s casket and funerary wreaths that were put on display.

M'sian man's casket gets pushed over by 20 men who caused a scene at his funeral wake. Source: China Press
M’sian man’s casket gets pushed over by 20 men who caused a scene at his funeral wake.
Source: China Press

Potentially linked to previous criminal case

When asked if the deceased was potentially involved in a separate case back in 2017, where a man was stabbed and then ran over by a car multiple times at a Johor petrol station, Kamarul said that they could confirm it at this time.

“We cannot confirm it yet but if he really is (the suspect), we would have already charged him,”

No individuals were convicted over the 2017 murder as CCTV footage obtained from the scene could not clearly indicate which persons were involved. Kamarul stressed that authorities are keeping a close eye on this case as the case can potentially jeopardise the peace of the Johor community.

“I’m shocked to hear of this case as Johor has been free of firearm crimes for a long time”, he expressed.

Johor police chief- Datuk Kamarul Zaman MamatSource: Sinar Daily
Johor police chief- Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat
Source: Sinar Daily

Prior to this, the deceased was known to have an extensive criminal history, with recorded drug and criminal offenses. Investigations into the case are now being carried out under Section 302 of the Penal code for murder, as well as Section 148 of the Penal code for possessing weapons.

Malaysian man's wake getting vandalised. Source: China Press
Malaysian man’s wake getting vandalised.
Source: China Press

“He was found with gun wounds but as of now we are still waiting for the autopsy report on his actual cause of death”, he said.

When asked if the deceased was involved in gangsterism or if he was wanted by gang members, Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat said that they are still looking into the matter. He has confirmed that a police report was filed over the vandalism at the deceased’s wake.

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