Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Murder in Kajang

Kajang, Selangor on Tues 1 Dec 2006.

A man was found dead at the roadside of Jalan Reko, Kajang, apparently from multiple injuries cuase by sharp objects or weapons, the body was discovered at approximately 7.15 am this morning by passer by.

Monday, November 30, 2009

High Speed Chase - Car Thief Arrested

KUCHING, SARAWAK on 28 Nov 2009.
A suspected car thief was arrested after a high-speed chase which saw him crash into a motor-cyclist.The incident happened around 5.30pm on Saturday when an undercover police team from the state contingent D8 unit, led by officer-in-charge ASP Abdul Razak Abdul Wahab, spotted a suspicious-looking Proton Waja along Jalan Setia Raja.

The team noticed the tampered lock on the front passenger door which had been put back in place using cellotape.

Using four unmarked cars, police trailed the Waja for some distance but ended up chasing the vehicle after the driver realised he was being followed.

The high-speed chase ended in Tabuan Laru when the suspect, who first tried to escape his pursuers via several small lanes behind Kuching Medical Specialist, found his path blocked by police.

He put the vehicle into reverse, crashing into a motorcyclist in the process before attempting to speed off again.

The motorcyclist, a local man, was slightly injured in the collision and required medical treatment for minor cuts.

The suspect lost control of the car when he tried to speed off again and ended up stuck on a kerb above a monsoon drain.

He opened the car door but fell into the bottom of the five-foot deep drain on getting out of the car.

He was surrounded and pulled out of the drain by police before being taken into custody.

A check of his MyKad showed him to be a 28-year-old from Tapah.

Further checks showed the gold-coloured vehicle, which still had its original licence plates, was reported stolen from Kota Sentosa earlier the same day.

The suspect is being held to assist police in investigation.

Parang Attack at Birthday Party

Klang, Selangor on 28 Nov 2009
Five more people have been arrested in connection with a parang attack during a birthday party in Taman Sentosa here on Saturday. Two of the victims died and another two were seriously injured.

Acting Selangor Criminal Investigation Department deputy chief Assistant Commissioner Khaw Kok Chin said the suspects, aged 20 to 30, were picked up here and in Petaling Jaya.

"We have identified more suspects and it's a matter of time before they are arrested," he said.

A nephew of the two men who died -- Kalimuthu Subramaniam, 30, and Berbehananda Veerasamy @ Ravi, 42 -- denied that gang rivalry was behind the attack.

J. Sivamathavan said at Kalimuthu's and Ravi's funerals yesterday that a neighbour wanted to borrow a parang but he refused because the man was drunk.

"He said an enemy was attending a birthday party in the house opposite my row and he wanted to finish him off.

"Ten minutes later, two cars came and parked outside his house, but no one got out."

Sensing trouble, he called Ravi, who was at the birthday party, and reported the neighbour's remarks.

"Five minutes later, I heard a commotion and saw my two uncles and a few others in a heated argument with the neighbour.

"I was outside and saw my uncle slapping the neighbour. Then 10 men with parang jumped out of the cars and started slashing everyone, including my brother and me.

"I could only run for my life," said the 28-year-old lorry attendant.

Another injured victim, P. Selvaraja, 25, said he was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

"I was there to collect my car from Kalimuthu. For no reason, I was also slashed," said the hairdresser.

Kalimuthu and Ravi were cremated at the Simpang Lima Hindu crematorium yesterday afternoon.

Manhunt in Tawau

Tawau, Sarawak on 29 Nov 2009

A farmer from Semporna was found murdered with his neck and arm almost severed at Block 2, Kg Titingan Ice Box, here, late Friday.

The body of Abdul Hakim, 37, who had come to visit a relative at the village to celebrate Hari Raya Aidiladha, was found sprawled on a platform used to dry fish at about 11.05pm.

District Police Chief, ACP Ibrahim Chin said the Filipino, an IMM13 document (Malaysian temporary resident) holder and his 12-year-old son were having a rest at the site when two men armed with parang badung (a curved Suluk machete) attacked them.

Police believe the killing was motivated by revenge and personal problems.

"Following the attack, the suspects jumped into the sea and swam to Block 6 in the village. The weapon, more than a foot long, was retrieved by the public," he said.

They have identified the main suspect behind the killing, he said, adding police immediately launched Ops Tutup, aimed at tracking down the suspects.

"We are still looking for the 27-year-old Suluk Filipino suspect who is jobless," Ibrahim said, adding investigations have been framed under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

He urged those with information to immediately contact the police.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

5 Armed Men Rob Student

KUCHING, SARAWAK on 28 Nov 2009
An 18-year-old student lodged a police report claiming that five armed men, who initially attempted to rob him, stole his motorcycle instead.The victim from Bandar Baru Semariang was alone at the grounds of the old State Legislative Assembly building when five unknown men approached him around 10.30pm.

One of the men suddenly pulled out a sharp object, believed to be a knife, and demanded he surrendered his money and handphone.

The student refused and attempted to make a dash towards his motorcycle nearby, but found that the men had blocked his path.

He then took off on foot and returned to the scene roughly five minutes later when he thought it was safe, only to discover that the men, and his motor-cycle, were no longer there.

Suspecting the group had stolen his bike, the victim lodged a police report immediately.

Thief Shot by Police

KUCHING, SARAWAK on Nov 28 2009
A policeman shot and injured a suspected thief who attempted to attack him and a colleague with a piece of wood in Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce here on Saturday.

The 33-year-old suspect, who sustained a gunshot wound in the right shoulder in the 10.45am incident, was warded at a nearby hospital in a stable condition.

Earlier, the man was nabbed by two policemen in connection with a case of theft at a supermarket in MJC Batu Kawa.

Enroute to the Sungai Maong police station in a police patrol car, the suspect answered a call of nature while inside the vehicle, forcing the lawmen to wind down the windows.

Upon arrival at the congested Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce, the man opened the car door and fled, before jumping into a nearby stream.

At that juncture, he tried to attack the policemen with a piece of wood, only to be shot.

Sarawak CID chief SAC Huzir Mohamad confirmed the incident.


Manhunt for Murder Suspect

TAWAU, SARAWAK on 28 Nov 2009
Police have launched a manhunt for a 27 year-old suspect believed involved in the murder of Abdul bin Hakim at Blok 2, Kampung Titingan, here last night.

Tawau police chief ACP Ibrahim Chin said acting on public information, a police team went to a house in Kg Titingan at 11.05pm and found Abdul lying dead in a pool of blood.

He said Abdul, a Filipino holding Sabah temporary resident document, died of serious slash wounds to the neck and shoulder.

Abdul,37, had earlier arrived from Semporna to visit a friend during Aidiladha.

He was believed to have been attacked with a parang while resting in the compound with his 12 year-old son. - Bernama

5 Masked Men Hit Goldsmith Shop for RM.500,000

Nibong Tebal, Penang on  Sat. 28 Nov 2009.
 Five masked men, one armed with a pistol and another with a hammer, robbed a goldsmith shop in Sungai Bakap here of RM500,000 worth of jewellery.

South Seberang Prai OCPD Supt Shafien Mamat said only the owner’s brothers and two sisters were inside the shop, Kedai Emas Kim Seng, during the 10am robbery.

“No one was injured in the robbery. The robbers smashed the glass showcase with the hammer and grabbed 13 trays of jewellery before fleeing in a car.

“In their haste to escape, they dropped several pieces of the jewellery,” he said.

He urged witnesses or those with information on the incident to call the district police headquarters in Jawi at 04-5824222 or the nearest police station.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Serious Injury to Victim of Snatch Thief

Sungei Petani, Kedah on Thur 26 Nov 2009
A 14-year-old student was seriously injured after falling off a motorcycle when a thief snatched her handphone in Pekan Semeling here.
This incident on Thursday night happened some 24 hours after a 66-year-old woman pillion rider died after a snatch thief grabbed her handbag in Alor Setar.
In the 9pm incident, SMK Sungai Layar Form Two student Nadirah Saerah Mohd Zin, who was riding pillion, was unconscious for four hours after the suspect who was on another motorcycle, snatched her handphone and kicked her off the vehicle.
Innocent victim: Nadirah was injured after falling off a motorcycle in Pekan Semeling on Thursday.
Her friend, Norhafizah Abdul Rahman, 16, who was the motorcyclist, suffered light bruises.
Nadirah said she needed more than 10 stitches on her face, hands and stomach.
“We were on the way home after buying a few items from a nearby shop when the snatch thief attacked us,” Nadirah said in an interview.
She had noticed the suspect as she was reloading her new prepaid card onto her handphone at the grocery shop.
Kuala Muda Deputy OCPD Supt Ong Aik Chang confirmed the case and said police had recorded statements from both victims.

Friday, November 27, 2009

School Theft

Kuching, Sarawak on Thurs 26 Nov 2009.

A Chinese-medium primary school has lost five computers to thieves. The theft was discovered yesterday.The incident came to light around 6.45am, when a staff member saw that two doors leading to the staff room, located on the first floor above the school hall, had been forced opened.

A quick check inside the staff room revealed that five computers had been stolen, and the matter was immediately brought to the attention of the headmaster.

The headmaster, who requested that the school’s name and location not be published, told reporters that this was the second time thieves had struck his school.

The first incident happened some months back, but he declined to reveal what items were stolen.

A police report on the incident has been lodged and the case is being investigated.

Victim of Snatch Thief Dies

Alor Setar, Kedah on Wed 25 Nov 2009.
A 66-year-old woman died after falling off from a motorcycle during a snatch theft incident near Alor Senibong about 15km from here.
Fatimah Salleh (pic) was riding pillion with her niece’s husband Zaharuddin Ramli, 44, and son Mohd Ramli, six, when a motorcyclist snatched her handbag at about 10.30pm on Wednesday.

Zaharuddin said he did not lose control of his machine and when he turned around, he saw Fatimah falling onto the road.

“I carried my aunt, who was bleeding, to the side of the road and a motorist rushed her to the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital.

“But she succumbed to her head injury about six hours later. The thief managed to flee with her handbag which only contained a dress and her MyKad,” he said at the scene where police were investigating the case yesterday.

Zaharuddin said they were on their way home to Alor Binjal, Pendang, after visiting a relative’s newborn grandchild in Sungai Mati, Langgar, when the incident happened.

Kota Setar CID Chief Deputy Supt Fiesal Libertus Abdullah said the case had been classified as murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code.

12 Masked Robbers!

Klang, Selangor on 26 Nov 2009.

Twelve masked robbers escaped with a lorry laden with more than RM200,00 worth of copper and plastic from a factory in Jalan Haji Abdul Manan, Meru on Wednesday.

The robbers broke into the scrap metal factory through its rear gate and caught the three guards unaware in the 5am robbery.

The guards were then tied up before the robbers took an undisclosed amount of cash from the factory's office.

Klang district police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohamad Mat Yusop yesterday said the robbers drove off in a 10-tonne white Nissan lorry with the licence plate number WQM1307 filled with copper and plastic.