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The investigation into the death of Major Mohd Zahir Armaya, who was killed in a shooting demonstration at Lok Kawi Camp in Kota Kinabalu on Wednesday, is leading towards negligence as the cause of the tragedy. -- NSTP Archive

KUALA LUMPUR: The investigation into the death of Major Mohd Zahir Armaya, who was killed in a shooting demonstration at Lok Kawi Camp in Kota Kinabalu on Wednesday, is leading towards negligence as the cause of the tragedy.

Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah said the case is being investigated under Section 304A of the Penal Code, and that several individuals will be called in to assist the investigation.

“So far, investigations appear to lead to negligence, but further investigations will be carried out,” he added.

Omar said 11 individuals, including members of the military involved in the shooting incident, have already been called to provide their statements.

On Thursday, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador said that the Royal Malaysia Police is conducting a full probe of the incident.

Major Mohd Zahir, 36, a commando of the 11th Special Forces Regiment, died on Wednesday after being shot during a demonstration in conjunction with the launch of the 5th Infantry Division and the 13th Infantry Brigade. – Bernama

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