KUCHING: Sarawak CID chief SAC, Denis Leong has confirmed that the two witnesses in the burnt-body case are now suspects. He said the duo, both from Ulu Bintawa, aged 30 and 32, are being remanded for seven days starting yesterday to facilitate investigations into the case.

The two men had reportedly said they were looking for scrap metal at 11pm on Monday night when they stumbled upon a burnt body at an empty space at Jalan Pelabuhan here.

They lodged police reports at 1am the next day. The remains were burned beyond recognition. Leong led a team of detectives to search the area for any weapons that might have been thrown there.

He said the fire must be huge to have a body burned to almost ashes and called on members of the public to provide information. Leong added that the identity of the dead person had yet to be established and called on the public to report any missing family members or friends.