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Bahraini banker shot dead in Kuala Lumpur

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

Bahraini banker shot dead in Kuala Lumpur

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.