Aussie charged with murder of Malaysian consulate driver
MELBOURNE: A 55-year-old Sydney man has been charged with the murder of Malaysian consulate driver Mohd Shah Saemin in the Sydney suburb of Leichardt on Sunday.
The man was arrested Tuesday night by Homicide Squad detectives and Leichhardt police at a house in Brighton Street, Croydon, police said.
He was charged with the murder of Mohd Shah Saemin, 43, and refused bail before an appearance later today at Burwood Local Court.
Investigations into the killing are continuing, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
Mohd Shah was allegedly attacked with a hammer and stabbed by two men outside his unit in Marion Street, Leichhardt, about midnight on Sunday.
A woman who witnessed the alleged attack and tried to intervene has been praised for her efforts.
Having lived in Australia for several years, Mohd Shah, formerly from Malacca, had become a citizen and worked for the past three years as a driver for the Malaysian consulate in Sydney.
Malaysian Deputy High Commissioner in Canberra Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin said Shah’s body would arrive in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday or Friday.
Detectives are continuing to appeal to anyone with information to contact their nearest police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000