Israeli man to be charged this morning

KUALA LUMPUR — Israeli man Avitan Shalom, who was arrested in possession of six pistols and 200 rounds of ammunition at a hotel here last month, will be charged at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court this morning.

Based on a check of the e-judicial system, the case will be heard in Session Court 12 before Judge Norina Zainol Abidin at 9 am today.

The media personnel started gathering at the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex from 7 this morning.

The 36-year-old Israeli was arrested at a hotel in Jalan Ampang here on March 27. He is believed to have entered the country from the United Arab Emirates on March 12, using a French passport.

Preliminary investigations found that the suspect, who also holds an Israeli passport, claimed he came to Malaysia to hunt down and kill another Israeli national over a family dispute.

On April 8, a local couple suspected of supplying firearms to the Israeli man were charged in the Klang Sessions Court for firearms offences. — BERNAMA / pic TMR FILE