According to The Star, Khalil Afandi Abd Hamid was revealed to be the man who was brandishing the samurai sword at the compound before he died of gunshot wounds. Police reportedly recovered two samurai swords and a meat cleaver at the scene, which was inscribed with jawi characters.
The 47-year-old was revealed to have been running a blog called Jaya Negara shortly before he decided to go on a rampage. Although the blog was set up just slightly over a month ago, it contained 17 lengthy posts from Khalil. Some provided a glimpse of this troubled man's life:
“When my siblings sleep in peace, I will be up thinking about a life full of misery. I sleep in tears.
“All these started when I was three years old. I already understood what mental illness is. I could not afford even to live for tomorrow."
Occasionally he would lash out about local politicians and public figures like former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Oppo-sition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
Some speculate that he might have been a deviant based on certain statements he made in the blog. Other postings had included monologues with questions about life and accompanied by religious verses:
“I, Jaya Negara, am the only worker of Allah left who could confirm this
truth,” he said of himself in his blog pseudonym but fell short of
explaining what the “truth” was.
Khalil, who was a father, was said to have declared himself as Imam Mahadi, the promised messiah who, according to several sunnah, would restore uprightness before the day of judgment.
As for the woman he was with, police believe that the two had met only a week prior to the incident. The 28-year-old mother of two is reportedly recovering from a gunshot
wound at a hospital's isolation ward, and has been placed under remand
by the police.
Her husband known only as Yusof told the media that they believe she was "put under a spell" and that she was behaving strangely recently. He said he was aware about her obsession with Khalil's blog.
Today's world makes it easy for anyone to find out who they are meeting before they even meet. So it makes sense that your in-laws to be would have checked you out in this manner: What does he like? What crazy stupid thing has he done, you wonder? Let's see if I'll pre-approve him before meeting him. Read more
As far as wingsuits go, there probably isn't any other sport which has extreme adrenaline pumping through your veins. But just flying around isn't enough. You've got to get on the down-low to do some crazy things. Literally. This daredevil flew so low he could high five a giant hand waiting for him. Read more
IKEA wanted to find out what kids really want for Christmas so they invited 10 families over to participate in an experiment. The children were asked to write two letters, one to Santa and another to their parents. But what they wrote to their parents, made them cry. Read more