Monday, May 22, 2006


The boy kidnapped at his home in Subang Jaya, a suburb in Selangor, Malaysia was found dead in a traveling bag floating in the Sitiawan river (in the northern state of Perak).

The remains of the boy, Ho Ping in a body bag being transported
Police sources said the boy was kidnapped on May 18 by a man believed to be a relative. On Saturday, a man was detained in the Klang valley and a Chinese National was detained in the island state of Penang.

The jobless 28-year old remanded man, uncle of the boy
With the discovery of the body, the 28 year man was remanded together with the woman until May 26. The man is the uncle of the dead boy and used to live with the family in Subang Jaya together with his girl friend. Initially the man pretended and showed his concern and went around looking for the boy in the neighborhood.

The Chinese national, girfriend of the remanded man
The boy’s father (an organic vegetable farmer) make a missing person report last Thursday and on the next day lodged another report after receiving a call from the woman demanding a ransom of Malaysian 500,000 Ringgit (approx.US$134,000.00). The case has been classified under Section 3 of the Kidnapping Act as well as murder. However, no ransom was paid.

On Sunday, with the information gleaned from the detained persons, the Police found the remains of the boy stuffed in the bag and is now with the University of Malaya medical centre for a post mortem.
see STAR update May 23 06 Murder may have been planned
and also Family had hunch close relative involved
See update from MM dated 27 May 06: Kidnap-cum-murder of Ho Ping: Remand order extended


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