: A knife-weilding security guard who ran amok, killing a bank officer and injuring the victim's colleague at a bank in Taman Molek on Friday, was recruited according to regulations, said the former's employer.
Safeguards G4S managing director Sharin Baba said the employee's records showed he had a licence to serve as security guard, in accordance with the laws of the country.
"He underwent a selection process, recruitment and training relating to the services rendered in accordance with the law," he said in a statement here Sunday. READ: Guard runs amok, kills bank officer, injures another
"The employee is a Malaysian citizen who has served with the company for over a year.
"The company has never received any complaint on his behaviour or his service," he said in a press statement here today.
Sharin said his company sympathised with the victims and would cooperate with the police to facilitate investigations. READ: Security companies must ensure guards undergo mental, emotional health screenings
In the 3.30pm incident, HSBC bank officer Ho Chin Tau, 33, was stabbed to death while his 54-year-old female colleague was injured by a security guard who ran amok while armed with a knife.
The suspect was arrested by the police with public assistance and remanded for a week to facilitate investigations. ALSO READ: Sister of bank officer killed in amok case still in shock