Fadli, The Jakarta Post, Batam | Archipelago | Thu, September 13 2012, 2:54 PM
Five Indonesians, who were facing allegations of housebreaking, were shot dead by Malaysian Police in Perak, Malaysia, on Friday, Sept. 7.
Jhoni, Ostnan, Hamid, Diden and Mahno were allegedly members of the Baju Hitam (Black Clothes) gang that specialized in the burglary of luxurious homes in Penang.
Their remains are currently at the Raja Permaisuri Bainoon hospital in Ipoh, Perak, tribunnews.com reported.
Jhoni’s wife, Devi, said on Thursday that her husband had been working at a Malaysian plantation since 2006 and she had not seen him since Sunday, Sept. 2. Devi admitted that her 35-year-old husband was an illegal migrant worker who did not have valid documents.
“I cannot believe he is a thief, he worked at an oil palm plantation. He came home every two weeks.” Devi told The Jakarta Post in Batam.
She said that she had contacted the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, but failed to get any update regarding Jhoni’s remains.
Santi Kusumastuti, the wife of Ostnan, said she hoped her husband's remains could be returned immediately to Batam.
“Regardless of his condition, I want my husband to be laid to rest in Indonesia. Please bring him back home,” said a tearful Santi. (yps/lfr)
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