Bahraini banker shot dead in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysian police hunting killer of 75-year old Hussain Ahmad Najadi

A prominent Bahraini banker was shot to death in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, marking the third such attack on high profile figures in Malaysia in the last few months.

Seventy-five-year old Hussain Ahmad Najadi, founded of the country’s fifth largest bank, was walking to his car in the Malaysian capital following a business meeting when he and his wife were attacked gunmen, a senior police official said.

Permanent Malaysia resident Najadi died on the spot after suffering two gun wounds to the chest, while his wife suffered serious injuries.

Najadi established the Arab Malaysian Banking Group in 1975, which he sold seven years later. It is currently known as AMMB Holdings Berhad and is the South-East Asian country’s fifth biggest lender by market capitalisation.

In the last few months a senior customs official and anti-crime activist in Malaysia have been attacked in similar circumstances.

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