Malaysia releases photo of suspect in Palestinian’s killing
Two men suspected of gunning down the Palestinian lecturer were still in the country, police said [Reuters]
Malaysian police have released a photo of one of the two suspects in the killing of a Palestinian engineer, and say the duo could still be in the country.
Gaza's ruling Hamas group has accused Israel of being behind Saturday's shooting of Fadi al-Batsh, an important member of Hamas.
Israel has neither confirmed nor denied involvement.
Malaysian police earlier released computer-generated images of the two suspects, believed to be from Europe or the Middle East.
People carried the coffin of Fadi al-Batsh to a mosque for a special prayer in Kuala Lumpur [Reuters]
A Kawasaki motorcycle was found abandoned near a lake about nine minutes from the scene, from which police were able to trace a photo of one of the suspects, Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun told reporters.
The new photo shows a light-skinned man with dark, wavy hair and a prominent goatee.
He said the men were believed to have entered Malaysia in late January and could still be in the country.
The body of al-Batsh was taken from a morgue to a mosque in Kuala Lumpur for prayers on Wednesday, ahead of repatriation to Gaza where al-Batsh will be buried.