Cops believe Major Zahirs death was due to negligence
0 month ago, 10-Sep-2019
Army medical personnel administer first aid to Mohd Zahir after he was shot during the launch gimmick in Lok Kawi, Sabah. Bernama photo
KUALA LUMPUR: Investigations into the death of Major Mohd Zahir Armaya who was killed in a demonstration at Lok Kawi Camp on Wednesday indicated negligence.
Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah said the case was being investigated under Section 304A of the Penal Code and several individuals would be called in to assist the investigation.
So far, investigations appear to leadto negligence but further investigation will be carried out,he said when contacted.
Omar said 11 individuals including members of the military involved in the shooting incident had been called to testify.
On Thursday, Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador said Royal MalaysiaPolice were conducting a full investigation into the incident, including identifying the actualcause of the incident.
Major Mohd Zahir Armaya, 36, a commando of the 11th Special Forces Regiment, died on Wednesday after being shot during a demonstration in conjunction with the launching of the 5th Infantry Division and the 13th Infantry Brigade. – Bernama