A man aged 35 was reported to have attempted to enter the 4th Battalion of the Border Regiment in Gerik, Perak yesterday (May 8).
According to the state police chief Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid, the man was confirmed to have died while receiving treatment at Gerik Hospital due to being shot by the guard on duty after he ignored orders to stop.
“Investigations revealed that he was a former soldier with the Special Service Regiment who served between 2003 to 2013, but was dismissed due to mental health issues.
“The man climbed over the fence of the camp front and was given a warning by the guard on duty. However, he turned aggressive by attacking the guard with a parang and was shot.
“The incident was immediately reported to the police and the man was rushed to Gerik Hospital before being declared dead by health staff.
“The police force of Gerik had also gone to the battalion camp to find out the actual causes of the issue, and some items pertaining to the incident were confiscated to facilitate further investigations.”
He explained in a statement via Facebook dated today (May 9).
Mior added that a post-mortem is slated to be done by the Forensics Department of Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital (HRPB) in Ipoh tomorrow (May 10).
“This case is being investigated under Section 9 of the Protected Areas and Protected Places Act 1959.
“The police will be completing an investigation report and it will be referred to the Attorney General’s Chambers of Malaysia for further actions.
“Hopefully, no speculations in any forms are done to prevent investigations from being compromised,” he expressed.