(File pix) Blood stain on a floor. The Malaysian National Defence University (UPNM) has been ordered to conduct an immediate investigation into the death of its cadet.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian National Defence University (UPNM) has been ordered to conduct an immediate investigation into the death of its cadet, Zulfarhan Osman Zulkarnain.

The navy cadet officer, was found dead in an apartment in Sepang yesterday.

"Very sad this morning to hear the news of the death of navy officer cadet Zulfarhan Osman Zulkarnain,” said Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein in a Twitter posting.

"I have ordered the armed forces and UPNM to conduct an urgent investigation. No one will be spared legal action if found guilty," he added.

Meanwhile, Selangor police Criminal Investigation Department chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Fadzil Ahmat said police have classified the case as murder.

He said 36 people, comprising 32 UPNM students and four other local university undergraduates, aged between 20 and 21, had been detained in connection with the case.

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