MALAYSIA: CANNY ONG'S MURDERER HANGED
September 23, 2016: Former aircraft cabin cleaning supervisor Ahmad Najib Aris was hanged at the Kajang Prison following the rape and murder of information technology (IT) analystÂ Canny Ong in 2003.Â Â
A spokesman from the Prisons Department confirmed that Ahmad Najib, 40, was executed at about 6am and was buried at the Sungai Kantan Muslim cemetery in Kajang.Â
On Feb 23, 2005, the Shah Alam High Court sentenced Ahmad Najib to death for raping and murdering Ong, 29, at KM11 of Jalan Klang Lama between 1am and 5am on June 14, 2003.Â
In March 2009, a unanimous decision by the Federal CourtÂ upheld his death sentence for the crimes committed on Ong, whose charred remains were found in a manhole near a highway construction site.
His former lawyer Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla said the prisonsâ officials had commented in favour of Ahmad Najib's character.Â
"They told me that he actually became a good Muslim. He is the one who led the prayers and used to teach the people on religion.
"He took the decision of the court as the fate of God," he said.Â (Sources: thestar.com.my, 23/09/2016)