The monster rapist responsible for the cruel murder of IT analyst Canny Ong
Lay Kian will finally hang in the gallows.
Malaysia's apex Federal Court Friday(March 27,2009) unanimously upheld the death sentence of Ahmad Najib Aris,33, for the abduction,rape and partial burning of Carry Ong from the upmarket Bangsar Shopping Complex six years ago.
A five-judges' bench comprising Chief Judge of Malaya Arifin Zakaria and Federal Court judges Zulkefli Ahmad Makinuddin,S.Augustine Paul,Nik Hashim Nik Abd. Rahman and Hashim Yusoff delivered the 47-page judgement.
They ruled Ahmad Najib killed Canny in a horrible rape and murder case of unbridled lust and violence.
Police investigators found Canny Ong's partially charred remains dumped into a manhole near a highway work site in 2003.
DNA test confirmed Ahmad Najib's semen in Ong's vagina to prove he had sexual intercourse with her before Ahmad Najib killed her and partially burned her body and dumped the partially charred remains in the manhole.
Ong's bloodstains were also found on Ahmad Najib's trousers seized from his house.
Ahmad Najib, an aircraft maintenance cleaning supervisor, had earlier been convicted of Canny Ong's rape and murder and sentenced to death and 10 strokes of the rotan by the High Court.
The Court of Appeal had also dismissed his appeal against the deterrent sentence.
Circumstantial evidence and other evidence showed he was seen with Canny Ong in a Proton Tiara car captured on security camera crashing through the exit barrier of the affluent shopping mall and Canny appearing like a trapped victim in a state of fright subsequently at 7th mile Old Klang Road between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. on June 14,2003.
Apparently,Ahmad Najid had abducted Canny Ong,28, an attractive woman,who had two younger sisters who are air stewardesses.
Canny had gone to the Bangsar Shopping Complex to attend a farewell dinner with her mother Pearly Visvanathan,57 with her friends at 8.30 p.m. before her scheduled departure on June 14,2003 back to the United States.
She had married her husband Brendon Ong, a United States citizen, she had met while studying there.
It was her first and last visit back to Kuala Lumpur after her marriage of three years.
Being a filial daughter, she had returned to Kuala Lumpur to visit her father,Ong Beng Jeng,64,a retired school headmaster,who had undergone surgery to remove a kidney.
After the dinner,her mother,Pearly had complained of leg pains.So she told her mother to wait at the ground floor,while she walked to the basement floor alone to get the car park ticket in the car to make payment at an autopay machine.
That was the last time,her mother saw her.
When she did not return, her mother asked her younger sister to call her handphone. Pearly panicked and lodged a police report at 11.59p.m. at the Travers Road police station after getting no response from Canny.
Meanwhile,Ahmad Najib had commandeered the Proton Tiara with Canny on her last ride.
By coincidence, a policeman,lance corporal Ravichandran s/o Subramaniam, on a motor-cycle spotted the Proton Tiara parked at a deserted area in Taman Perindustrian Jaya,Kelana Jaya near Subang airport.
He stopped his motor-cycle and asked for the identity cards of Ahmad Najib and Canny.After getting the cards, the policemen got suspicious as Canny tried to make signs to him for help but Ahmad Najid speeded off.The policeman fired at the getaway car and punctured one of the tyres.
By additional freak twists of fate other witnesses saw Ahmad Najib and Canny Ong in the next few hours.
Canny's anxious parents offered RM10,000 reward for information on her whereabouts hours before her partially charred remains in a state of decomposition in the manhole were stumbled upon by a Thai construction worker on June 17,2009.
Police found strangulation mark with a folded roll of cotton muslim partially burnt with smell of gasoline around her neck.Both her arms were brought to the front of the chest and tied together with similar partially burnt long folded cloth.Two-three rounds were wrapped around her wrists.
The cloth was traced to those used at the MAS cleaning equipment store at Hanger 2, Subang airport - the workplace of Ahmad Najid.
Her upper vagina was found to be intact and swabs and smears were obtained from the upper vagina.
Large amount of blood with sludging was found in the lower abdomen and pelvis.The pathologist believed the internal bleeding was caused by violent trauma with a blunt object or stab with a sharp instrument.
The postmortem report stated Canny had died of haemorrhage and strangulation before her body was hurriedly and partially burnt.
Another policeman found the Proton Tiara, with the front right tyre punctured, abandoned behind a shop at Petaling Utama Road 1, Petaling Jaya on June 14,2009.
The blood on the left side of the rear seat and on the driver's seat and the six strands of hair were proved to be the blood and hair of Canny Ong.
The Federal Court decision means Ahmad Najib has lost his final appeal.
He will have to pay with his life by hanging in the gallows for the gruesome crime of lust and violence.