Four Indonesian citizens who were shot dead by the Royal Malaysian Police for their alleged involvement in robberies were buried in their homes in Sumbawa regency, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), on Thursday.
“The four victims of a shooting in Malaysia were buried in their homes in Sumbawa Besar this morning,” said Zaenal, head of worker placement and employment expansion at the NTB administration’s Manpower and Transmigration Agency, in Mataram on Thursday, as quoted by Antara news agency.
The bodies of the deceased Sumbawa residents arrived at their homes in Jurumapin village, Buer district, Sumbawa regency, on Thursday morning.
The remains of the four victims – Hafat, 40; Heri Setiawan, 33; Ikno Riyansah, 25; and Wahyudin, 28 – were taken to Sumbawa via four ambulances shortly after arriving at Lombok International Airport, on Wednesday evening.
Sumbawa administration spokesperson Wirawan said the four Sumbawa residents were not Indonesian migrant workers as they had entered Malaysia using tourist passports.
It is reported they were shot dead by the Malaysian Police as they attempted to resist arrest.
Wirawan added the Sumbawa administration would investigate and collect information on the shootings from a number of sources that included the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.
Responding to requests that called for complaints to be filed against the Malaysian Police on the shooting incident, Wirawan said the Sumbawa administration had entrusted the problem to the central government.
The Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur said the four Sumbawa residents had entered Malaysia via Batam, Riau Islands.
“Based on information from the embassy, they were shot dead when they were caught red-handed robbing a house,” Zaenal said, adding that the Sumbawa residents had long been staying in Batam. (ebf)