5 Dec 2016
POLICE ARE NOT INVOLVED IN VETTING ANYONE BEFORE THEY GET A DATUKSHIP
Abdul Ghafar also said that the police were not involved in vetting prior to conferment of “Datukship” and that they only vetted fellow police officers who had been selected for the award.
4 Dec 2016
GEORGE TOWN: Police have arrested a man who was believed to have been involved in beating a hapless man with blunt objects.
State Criminal Investigations Department chief Senior Assistant Commssioner Zainol Samah said the victim was also rescued by the police.
He said the police had acted on a video footage that went viral. The video showed several unidentified men taking the law into their own hands, punishing the 47-year-old shirtless victim.
The incident took place at a funeral parlour here at Lebuhraya Thean Teik on Friday.
In a press statement today, Zainol added that the incident was linked to the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway shooting that killed three and injured another five people last Thursday.
However, he stressed that it is not connected to any triad activities.
Zainol said it had emerged that the man had allegedly insulted the slain Datuk in the shooting incident. The man had claimed the Datuk was a triad member via a posting on social network.
“The man’s written words have caused distress to the Datuk’s family members,” he said.
Sources said Gang 24 became “a super gang” after it merged with the notorious Sio Sam Ong (Three Little Emperors) triad which was behind the slaying of six people in Taman Bersatu, Sungai Petani, during a pre-wedding dinner in September 1992.
“After the merger, it was known as Gang 234, but to outsiders it was still Gang 24 and Sio Sam Ong,” said a source.
Penang highway shooting: Police say ‘Datuk M’ a top boss in notorious Gang 24
GEORGE TOWN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – The Datuk businessman who was shot dead by his bodyguard following an argument, was a top boss in Gang 24, said the police.
OCPD Assistant Commandant Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said police were aware of s and the gang’s illegal activities for some time.
“We have information that the members were involved in protection rackets but no one has come forward to lodge a police report. The gang is also involved in illegal money lending.
“It is one of 14 secret societies being monitored by us. We have a list of the members and know their movements,” he said when contacted on Saturday (Dec 3).
It was reported that Ong was among several people linked to a murder case in 2011 – a VCD seller killed by several parang-wielding men.
On Thursday night, Ong and two others were killed while five people were injured when the bodyguard opened fire at them along the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway.
When Ong, also known as “Datuk M” for Datuk muda (young Datuk), received his Datukship, his friends and numerous companies took out 50 full-page “congratulatory” advertisements, worth more than RM150,000 (S$48,000), with a Chinese newspaper. The ads were spread over several months.
Published on Dec 3, 2016
A video of a man being brutally beat up is recently circulating over Whatsapp. Apparently, the man is suspected to be the individual who introduced the bodyguard who gunned down the late Datuk Ong Teik Kwong a few days ago. Other sources found that it was actually because the man was bad-mouthing the Datuk on Facebook!
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A video of a man being brutally beat up is recently circulating over Whatsapp. Apparently, the man is suspected to be the individual who introduced the…
3 Dec 2016
GEORGE TOWN: The family of businessman Ong Teik Kwang, who was shot dead by his newly-hired bodyguard on Thursday, is seeking legal action against a security firm.
Ong’s wife, Vivian Cheow said the bodyguard, who was just a day into his job, was employed by her husband upon the firm’s recommendation.
“I don’t want to name the firm but we will take action against it to seek justice for my husband,” she told reporters when met at the Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi funeral parlour here today.
In the 7.15pm incident, three men, including Ong, died while five others were injured when they were shot by the bodyguard along the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway.
Yesterday, Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said the bodyguard had a history of mental instability.
Describing her husband as someone who loved to do charity work for the less fortunate, Cheow said the businessman was chairman of CK One Charity Welfare Association.
Penang rampage: Bodyguard was on first day of job
Reports say the bodyguard recited a prayer before he began shooting, killing three and injuring five others.
GEORGE TOWN: The bodyguard who went on a rampage at Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway on Thursday, killing three and injuring five others, was on the first day of his job for his new boss, Ong Teik Kwong, The Star reported.
It was reported that the 37-year-old gunman had recited some prayers before pulling out his firearm and shooting Ong first at the back of his head before shooting others in several minutes of madness.
The Star identified the dead as:
- Ong Teik Kwong, 32, a businessman who was shot in the back of the head.
- Senthil Murugiah, 38, florist, shot in the chest.
- Choi Hon Ming, 32, a professional clown, shot in the chest.
The injured were:
- Mohamad Amirul Amin, 28, part time RTM cameraman, shot in the chest. His condition is said to be stable.
- Nurul Huda Abdul Aziz, 38, TNB assistant manager in Bayan Baru, shot in the chest. Condition stable
- Lim Boon Leng, 32, Ong’s driver suffered head injuries after being pistol whipped. He is currently under remand.
- Arivarni Krishnan, 33, formerly a doctor at Penang Hospital. She is said to be in stable condition.
- Lee Hong Boon, 56.
The Star reported that the bodyguard had only been interviewed for the job a day earlier after he was recommended by his younger brother, who has also been working as the businessman’s bodyguard for the past one year.
A friend of the late businessman, Jason Mah, told The Star that Ong was driving his BMW while Lim Boon Leng, was seated in the front passenger seat. The bodyguard was seated behind.
It was reported that an argument broke out in the car. The bodyguard then recited a prayer before he shot Ong in the back of the car, before turning towards Lim who was pistol-whipped.
Mah told The Star Lim ran out of the car, with the bodyguard chasing him. This was when the bodyguard started firing off several shots, hitting passers-by.
It was also reported that after the mayhem ended, the bodyguard remained at the scene where he was arrested.
A bodyguard had an argument with his boss before he went on to fire 17 shots and killed three people, including his boss in a shooting rampage Thursday night. The bodyguard and another passenger in the car have been remanded seven days to facilitate investigations. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the hospitalised shooting victims are out of danger.
2 Dec 2016
WHO WILL PROTECT YOU FROM YOUR PERSONAL BODYGUARD?
The datuk shot dead by his personal bodyguard is Datuk as Ong Teik Kwong, 32.
Inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar said the suspect who was arrested for a shooting rampage at Lim Chong Eu expressway last night had a military background.
Khalid said the 35-year old bodyguard, who was detained with another suspect was also “mentally ill”.
The other suspect, a 32-year old man, was in the same car as the Datuk who was reportedly shot by the bodyguard.
“From initial investigation the suspect has a mental problem but has no prior criminal record,” Khalid said during a press conference at University Sains Malaysia.
EORGE TOWN: The suspect who fired the shots that killed a Datuk and two other people on the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway has been arrested.
Penang CID chief Senior Asst Comm Zainol Samah said the shooter was the personal bodyguard of the Datuk and was travelling with him in his car.
“Another passenger in the car tried to escape on foot, but the suspect continued firing shots at him,” he told a press conference Thursday night.
George Town OCPD Asst Comm Mior Faridalathrash Wahid confirmed the Datuk as Ong Teik Kwong, 32.
PETALING JAYA: One of the injured victims in the Penang expressway shooting told someone over the phone how “the bodyguard had gone mad” before he shot his Datuk boss dead.
According to a witness who lodged a police report Thursday, she was driving along the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway when she noticed a man bleeding from the head and face.
Thinking that it was a traffic accident, she stopped and offered to send him to hospital.
Enroute, the man asked her if he could use her phone to contact his family, she said in her report.
She then overheard the injured man saying that “the bodyguard had gone mad” and that “tailo (boss in Cantonese)” was dead.
She also heard the man say that the bodyguard had hit him on the head with his gun.
The man then called another person and said that all his belongings and his bag were in the boss’ car.
Upon hearing this, the witness said she dropped the man off at a petrol station out of fear.
Three people, one of them a Datuk, were shot dead during the 7.30pm incident.
Four others were injured in the shooting.
1 Dec 2016
GEORGE TOWN: Three people were killed in a drive-by shooting along at the busy Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway in Penang today.
Three others were reportedly injured in the 7.30pm incident.
Initial reports indicate that the victims were in their cars when they were shot at by unidentified assailants.
Other reports suggest that a Datuk was among those shot.
One of those shot is said to be a senior employee with a utilities company.
It is learnt that a woman was also among those injured in the shooting.
Another person injured was RTM videographer Mohamad Amirul Amin, 28. He was shot in the left shoulder.
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GEORGE TOWN: Three people, one of them said to be a Datuk, were shot dead on Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway here.
They were in their cars when they were shot at in the 7.30pm incident on Thursday.
Four others were injured in the shooting.
George Town OCPD Asst Comm Mior Faridalathrash Wahid confirmed the shooting, adding that they were still investigating at the scene.
It is learnt that a fourth victim, said to be a woman, was seriously injured when she was shot.
RTM cameraman Muhamad Amirul Amin Amir was also hit in the chest when he passed by the area on his motorcycle.