Vigilantes: Citizen’s Arrest. Frequently accompanied by violence, sometimes by death!


Breaking News: Mob kills man in stolen car!

We have the right to perform a citizen’s arrest under the Criminal Procedure Code but not to act as judge and jury in delivering punishment.

12 December 2018





4 December 2018




23 August 2018

KAJANG: A Peeping Tom, who was caught in the act and beaten, succumbed to his injuries after being in a coma at Kajang Hospital for 12 days.

The Indonesian man was initially confronted and detained by members of the public after he was caught “spying” on his neighbour in Kampung Orang Asli Baru, in Sungai Lalang, Semenyih on Aug 11.

A scuffle ensued with a group of people before they managed to apprehend and hand him over to the police.

The man was sent to Kajang Hospital for treatment after he fell into a coma as a result of the injuries he sustained in the scuffle.

Kajang OCPD Asst Comm Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yussof said the suspect died at about 9.15am on Wednesday after 12 days at the hospital.


“However, he died after 12 days in hospital. A post-mortem examination showed that he died of severe head injuries after being hit by a blunt object.

“He also sustained several internal injuries,” said Ahmad Dzaffir in a statement.

Ahmad Dzaffir saud police have detained a man in his 20s to assist investigations.

Owner, friends nab car thieves two hours after crime


KUCHING: Two men were handed over to the police after they were apprehended by members of the public over the theft of a car on Tuesday.

The initial incident took place around 8pm at a commercial centre along Jalan Lapangan Terbang when the owner saw his vehicle being driven off by unknown persons.

He and a friend gave chase but lost sight of the suspects, and proceeded to notify their friends as well as the police for assistance.

An hour after the incident, the owner was told that his car had been spotted at Jalan Sekama, but that it had sped off shortly after.

He received another call around 10pm that the vehicle was spotted parked at a commercial centre along Jalan Tun Jugah and promptly headed there.

As the owner and his friends approached the vehicle, one of the three men inside jumped out and fled on foot before anyone could apprehend him.

The remaining two suspects, however, were caught following a brief struggle and handed over to the police.

29 May 2017


Lelaki maut ditetak rakan sekerja slps disyaki cuba mencabul anak saudara suspek di Benta Wawasan, Kalabakan


LELAKI warga asing maut ditetak rakan sekerja selepas dipercayai cuba mencabul anak saudara suspek di Ladang Menggaris, Benta Wawasan, Kalabakan, dekat Tawau, Jumaat lalu.

Dalam kejadian 8.30 pagi itu, mangsa warga Indonesia, Yakobus Bala, yang bekerja sebagai buruh ladang meninggal dunia di Hospital Besar Tawau akibat kecederaan selepas ditetak dengan parang berukuran 30 sentimeter (sm).


Father kills man who allegedly tried to rape daughter

KOTA KINABALU: A father killed a 38-year-old man after he allegedly tried to rape his daughter at an estate in Tawau.


The man was said to have sneaked up behind a 17-year-old girl who was watering some flowers at about 8.20am on May 26 before putting a sack over her head.

The girl fought back and managed to get the sack and man off her.

She ran away screaming for help. Her 54-year-old father was nearby at the time.

It is learnt that the father attacked the estate worker with a parang.

Tawau police chief Asst Comm Fadil Marsus said the man was slashed several times on his legs and body during the scuffle.

“The estate worker collapsed after he was slashed,” he said.

The father was nabbed by another security guard following the incident and was later handed over to the police.




Mob beat up man over alleged molest at Alor Star supermarket

ALOR STAR: A 30-year-old man was beaten up by a group of men at a shopping complex in Jalan Putra here for allegedly molesting a salesgirl.

Kota Setar police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Rozi Jidin said the man, from Jalan Kuala Sungai Yan, was reported to be in critical condition due to severe injuries to his head following the attack.

He said in the 4pm incident yesterday, the man was alleged to have followed a 21-year-old salesgirl to the ladies’ toilet on the first floor of the shopping complex before attempting to molest her.

He said man was also claimed to have hit the woman’s face and stomach when she put up a fight and tried to escape.

“The woman screamed for help and several men who heard her cry, then came to her aid,” he said.

Rozi said the district police have received two reports; one from the salesgirl on the alleged molest incident and one from the man’s sister on the mob assault.

10 May 2017


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Angry mob beats up burglar in Klang after accomplices abandon him

KLANG: A burglar paid a heavy price when he was severely beaten up after breaking into a house in Jalan Sungai Udang, Kampung Delek here on Monday.

The suspect, 25, and his three accomplices had broken into house, the front of which has been converted into a grocery shop, at 2.20am.

They then broke the padlock of a cash box at the house’s front grill and took the money inside.

Unknown to the gang, their activities were spotted via CCTV camera by the house owner’s wife, who quickly rang her husband.

Klang Selatan police chief Assistant Commissioner Alzafny Ahmad said the owner rushed home and confronted the robbers.

A scuffle ensued and three burglars managed to flee via a motorcycle.

The lone burglar left behind was caught. His situation took a turn for the worse when an angry mob later showed up and assaulted him.

4 April 2017

All 4 suspects, Pakistani, were arrested. Two suffered head injuries and were sent to hospital for treatment.


Helpful citizens foil robbery bid at ATM

KUALA LUMPUR: The quick reaction of passers-by led to a citizen’s arrest of four foreigners who tried to rob a woman of at least RM3,000 in cash.

The woman, a civil servant, had gone to a bank at Taman Maluri here at around 5.30pm on Monday to deposit the cash into her account when she found herself surrounded by four men.
“She placed the money into the machine but it rejected one RM50 note.

“She was trying to straighten the rejected note when the four men approached her and one of them grabbed the note as if to help her,” he said when contacted Tuesday.

ACP Chong said the woman feared something was amiss and grabbed the note from the suspect.

“Another suspect pressed the ‘cancel’ button on the cash deposit machine and the rest of the money was rejected.

“A scuffle ensued between the victim and the suspects, and one of them managed to grab the cash before they all fled the scene,” he said.

However, passers-by who witnessed the incident gave chase and caught the suspects in a citizen’s arrest.


30 March 2017

[Video] Two Men Who Tried To Grab A Woman’s Bag From Her Car Get Beaten Up In Viral Snatch Theft Attempt



The thieves must have thought they had an easy target when the spotted the woman parking her car in a lonely spot in an alleyway.

However, what transpired next almost seems like a scene out of a local TV drama when the victim decided to fight back and bystanders rushed to her aid.

In the several videos shared by Facebook users presumably of CCTV recordings in the alleyway, the robbers on motorcycle are caught on video brazenly stopping beside the woman’s car on the driver’s side, yanking open her door and grabbing her handbag.

Instead of letting the robbers ride off, the woman emerges from the car and appears to throw another object at the robbers while creating enough commotion to draw bystanders attention.

One video posted on the Daily Traffic Report Facebook page showed the onset of the theft.

In the 1:07 minute recording, a long tussle ensued, with the thieves attempting to get back up on their motorcycle to make a quick getaway and being repeatedly wrestled to the ground by the public.

11 Jan 2017

Quick action by public foils kidnap attempt


SUNGAI BULOH: Quick action by the public foiled an attempted kidnap of a businessman’s daughter on Tuesday.

The drama unfolded when the 28-year-old victim, who was about to get into her car, was dragged away by two abductors, in their 20’s, to a waiting van at Jalan Sierramas Utama here at 6.30pm.

Sungai Buloh district police chief Supt Dr Abdul Aziz Awang Darus said the victim, a manager in her father’s firm, was with her maid and about to return home after finishing work.

“The incident took place right in front of her father’s garment factory and an international school where numerous passers-by were present.

“The victim put up a struggle and shouted for help. The suspects panicked and tried to escape with her in their van,” Abdul Aziz told a press conference at the district police headquarters here yesterday.

A high-speed chase then ensued with the public hot on the heels of the abductors.

After almost 4km, the abductors pushed the victim, whose hands were tied with rope, by the side of the road at Batu 15 some 10 minutes later.

Some of the witnesses stopped their vehicles to help the victim who suffered some bruises on her hands and legs.

After a further 1km chase, the driver of the van lost control of the vehicle and swerved to the side of the road before crashing it into a ravine.

“A fire then started and engulfed the whole car,” Abdul Aziz added.

“The passersby immediately apprehended the duo and handed them over to the Sungai Buloh police patrol unit which had reached the scene by then.

15 Dec 2016


Youth beaten up for allegedly molesting 6-year-old girl in Malaysia

MIRI (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Shoppers at a commercial centre in Malaysia beat up a youth, who was found molesting a six-year-old old girl and unzipping her pants, before making a citizen’s arrest.

They hauled him to the security guards and alerted the police mobile unit. The youth was arrested.

The incident happened at the E-Mart commercial centre in the Kuala Baram district some 20km north of Miri city on Wednesday (Dec 14) evening.


Crowd attacks man after he was caught fondling little girl in Miri shopping mall

MIRI: A crowd turned violent and attacked a man after he was caught molesting a four-year-old girl at a shopping complex in Tudan, near here on Tuesday.
The man, an Indonesian, was spotted by workers at the mall with the girl at 4.30pm. The girl’s mother is a fruit seller who operates a stall near the mall.


Workers took matters into their own hands when they caught the man fondling the girl’s private parts, and also saw the man trying to unzip the girl’s trousers.

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12 Dec 2016


Rakan wanita itu menyedari perbuatan seorang lelaki merakam punggung wanita 20-an itu


Thrashed: Audacious auditor attacked for recording woman’s rear
By Bernama – 12 December 2016 @ 10:35 PM
JOHOR BAHRU: Swift justice was dealt when an auditor got more than what he bargained for when he was caught recording a woman’s buttocks at a shopping complex here last night.
A girlfriend of the woman, in her 20s, caught the man red-handed. She saw him using his cellphone camera and told him off.
At that juncture, the man fled, only to be caught by other shoppers and beaten up.
It left the man with more than a bruised ego as he also suffered face and head injuries.
The 27-year-old suspect was handed over to the police to facilitate investigations and taken to the Sultanah Aminah Hospital here for treatment.Read More :

They had no doubt that he was a thief, so they beat him. To death!

Youth accused of stealing beaten to death by mob

BUTTERWORTH: An 18-year-old youth died after he was assaulted by several people who had caught him allegedly stealing spare parts from a car workshop near the Terubuk Flats in Seberang Jaya near here.

Central Seberang Prai deputy OCPD Supt Mohd Sabri Muhamad said S. Vishantha Rao from Perumahan Desa Wawasan, Sungai Rambai, Bukit Mertajam died at the scene at about 6am yesterday.

“We recovered two sport rims and also a stolen motorcycle believed to have been used by the deceased,” he added.

Supt Mohd Sabri said a police team rushed to the scene upon receiving a call from the owner of the shop at about 6am to report about the theft.

“We also detained the owner, 42, to facilitate investigations. He has a previous drug case in Solok Terubuk, Seberang Jaya,” he added.

Police are now looking for several people who were involved in the assault which could have led to Vishantha’s death.

A week ago, a man suspected of being a burglar was beaten to death in Ipoh. This time, another suspected burglar was beaten to death in Johor Baru.

11 March 2016


Suspected burglar beaten to death by house occupants

A man who tried to break into a house in Jalan Storey, Johor Baru, yesterday, was beaten to death after he was caught by the occupants.

Johor Baru Selatan police chief Sulaiman Salleh said in a statement that the 43-year-old who was believed to have come from Bukit Siput, Segamat, had a past record for drugs.

He said in the 5.55am incident, the man had tried to enter the house through the ceiling but fell.

The occupants caught him and bound his hands and legs before beating him up, Sulaiman said.

He said when police arrived, the man was already dead.

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Ex-convict dies in burglary attempt

JOHOR BARU: An ex-convict died in a suspected burglary at a house in Jalan Storey at 5.55am on Thursday.

The suspect who has drug related offenses stopped breathing while being held down by his would be victims.

“The 43-year-old suspect was found with a 5cm gash wound at the back of his head and a 2cm gash wound on his left eyebrow.

4 March 2016

Man beaten to death after suspected of being burglar

By Seri Nor Nadiah Koris – 4 March 2016 @ 5:38 PM

IPOH: A 37-year-old man, who was beaten up by members of the public who had accused him of being a burglar, died in hospital yesterday.

The incident began at Lebuh Rapat Baru, Taman Lapangan Indah, here on Monday when the man, identified as Weng Keong Chiong, was captured while allegedly trying to break into a house in the area. Several other people, allegedly his accomplices, managed to escape.

It was learnt that the locals then rounded up on Weng and beat him up before he was brought to the Kampung Rapat police station. Weng was then taken to the Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun for treatment for head injuries.

He died at 5.30am yesterday.

Ipoh district police chief ACP Sum Chang Keong said police received a report from the victim’s mother. The results of the post-mortem examination concluded that he died due to head injuries caused by a blunt object.

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17 January 2016

They were robbed and wounded but their friends tracked down the robbers and beat them up.


KUALA LUMPUR: Three men sustained serious injuries when they were assaulted by 10 parang-toting robbers at a petrol station in Kampung Sungai Kayu Ara, Petaling Jaya, this early morning.

However, the attack sparked another incident when friends of the injured victims tracked down the robbers and beat them up in return.

In the first incident, the four friends had stopped by the petrol station around 5am when they were attacked.

As a result, three of them were rushed to the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) and Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

The fourth person, who escaped injury, then alerted a group of other friends on the attack.

The group then tracked down the earlier gang and located them at One Avenue in Dataran Pelangi Utama.

A fight broke out, leaving two of the robbers injured and three escaping.

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17 January 2016 | MYT 7:11 PM

Three men injured in machete attack at petrol station

KUALA LUMPUR: Three men were seriously injured in an attack by a group of armed men at a petrol station in Kampung Sungai Kayu Ara, Petaling Jaya Sunday.

Petaling Jaya district deputy police chief, Supt Mohd Ali Thamby said in the 5.10am incident, the three victims and a friend had stopped to refuel their car at the petrol station when they were approached by 10 men armed with machetes.

“The armed men attacked the victims injuring them. Three victims were rushed to University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) and Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (HUKM), while another friend of the victims managed to escape.

“The motive of the attack was robbery and the losses incurred has not been ascertained yet,” he said in a statement.

Following the incident, police arrested two of the robbery suspects after five of them were attacked by another group of men at Dataran Pelangi Utama at 9am Sunday.

Mohd Ali said in the second incident, the suspects were attacked by 10 men believed to be linked with the robbery victims at the petrol station early this morning.

12 December 2015

You could get killed trying to catch thieves on your own!

Ajal kejar pencuri lori

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12 December 2015

Lorry driver killed while trying to stop a thief

A DRIVER was killed after being hit by his own lorry in Petaling Jaya while trying to stop a car thief, Tamil dailies reported.

K. Kumaran, 35, was sleeping at home when his wife noticed someone trying to steal their lorry.

She screamed for help, waking up Kumaran.

The father of five then went out to pursue the thief.

His younger brother and nephew borrowed a neighbour’s motorcycle and chased after the culprit as well.

They were stunned to find Kumaran later, lying unconscious on the road in a pool of blood.

He was rushed to hospital but was found to be dead by then.

An auxiliary policeman, who saw a lorry hitting a man and being driven in a dangerous manner, gave chase. He managed to catch the culprit.

17 November 2015


‘Toyol gemuk’ lembik ditibai

‪#‎kajang‬ Dalam kejadian jam 9.30 malam, suspek bersama seorang lagi rakannya menceroboh masuk rumah teres dua tingkat di Alam Damai, Cheras

Kajang: Seorang penjenayah ‘toyol gemuk’ dibelasah orang ramai hingga lembik dan terpaksa dikejarkan ke hospital selepas didapati memecah masuk rumah.

Dalam kejadian jam 9.30 malam, suspek bersama seorang lagi rakannya menceroboh masuk rumah teres dua tingkat di Alam Damai, Cheras, di sini.

Sumber polis berkata, kegiatan suspek disedari jiran mangsa yang menyedari kelibat suspek cuba melarikan diri.

“Beberapa penduduk mengejar suspek dan berjaya menangkap salah seorang daripada mereka.

“Orang awam yang geram dengan perbuatan lelaki itu terus membelasahnya sehingga lembik, selain menyebabkan kecederaan di kepala,” katanya.

Menurutnya, seorang lagi rakan suspek bagaimanapun berjaya melarikan diri dengan menaiki kereta.

“Suspek dikejarkan ke Pusat Perubatan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (PPUKM) untuk mendapat rawatan lanjut.

“Suspek berusia 39 tahun itu bagaimanapun dilaporkan stabil dan ditahan untuk siasatan lanjut, “katanya.

17 October 2015

Alasan bodoh tangkap biawak: 20 penduduk kepung, belasah dua lelaki ceroboh rumah

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Ledang: Berang dengan alasan tidak masuk akal diberikan dua lelaki, penduduk kampung membelasah mereka selepas ditangkap kerana disyaki menceroboh sebuah rumah di Kampung Parit Zing, Bukit Gambir di sini, kelmarin.

Dalam kejadian jam 6 petang itu, kedua-dua suspek berusia 30-an itu diikat dengan wayar elektrik sebelum dibelasah beramai-ramai kerana memberikan alasan tidak munasabah selepas ditangkap berada dalam rumah seorang penduduk.

Penduduk yang enggan dikenali berkata, sekumpulan lebih 20 penduduk mengepung rumah berkenaan selepas dimaklumkan terdapat dua individu tidak dikenali berada di dalamnya.

Katanya, hasil pemeriksaan mendapati beberapa alat pendingin hawa dan barangan lain termasuk periuk besar dalam rumah berkenaan hilang dipercayai angkara perbuatan suspek.

Menurutnya, selepas ditangkap, lelaki itu memberi alasan tidak masuk akal konon mahu menangkap biawak dalam rumah berkenaan menyebabkan penduduk yang berang terus membelasahnya beramai-ramai.

Google translation

Angered by the absurd excuse given by 2 strangers, that they were catching monitor lizards, villagers beat them after tying them up with electrical wires.

In the 6pm incident, the 2 men were caught in an empty house with air conditioners and other items believed to have been stolen by them.

Malay Mail Online

Nigerian dies from beating over attempted rape

By G. Prakash

PETALING JAYA — A Nigerian student died shortly after he was beaten by residents of Flora Damansara apartments for attempting to rape a resident on Wednesday.

Petaling Jaya police chief ACP Azmi Abu Kassim said the suspect died at the Mutiara Damansara police station an hour after a policemen took him into custody.

“We received a call from the security manager of the apartment who informed us of the incident.

“When police arrived at 8.20pm, the suspect was surrounded by 20 to 30 people and his hands were tied,” he said.

The policemen were told the suspect had attempted to rape a woman inside a lift.

The suspect was then taken to the police station at 8.45pm.

“He was fine and he even walked into the station accompanied by policemen.”

“However, we found him unconscious when one of the officers checked on him. A medical officer examined the suspect and pronounced him dead,” he said.

Azmi said the suspect had injuries on the right side of his head, and had scratch marks on his legs and hands.

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Kota Baru

Snatch thieves get more than they bargain for

“Investigations revealed both suspects in their 30s, from Tumpat, have a previous conviction record for drugs and causing hurt.”

Suspects flee on motorcycle but are later accosted by members of the public.


KOTA BARU: Two snatch thieves got more than they bargain for and one of them almost lost an ear after being overpowered by members of the public yesterday.

District police chief ACP Rohaimi Md Isa said in the incident at Kampung Tanjung Chat around 7pm, the two suspects robbed a 50-year-old woman of her handbag as she was approaching the front gate of her house.

He said the victim’s son and a relative who saw the incident rushed to her aid but were held back by one of the suspects who hit them with a piece of wood.

“The suspects fled on a motorcycle they had left at the side of the road.

“But about an hour later, the duo were accosted by members of the public about 200m from the scene,” he told reporters at the Kota Baru police contingent headquarters here today.

Rohaimi said one suspect was seriously injured on his left ear and cheek and currently being treated at Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II while the other was slightly injured and had been detained to facilitate investigations.

Assault on African in road rage viral video

A purported amateur footage of an African man being beaten by locals and then arrested in Jalan Kuching, Kuala Lumpur has gone viral on Facebook.

According to the caption accompanying the video, the footage was allegdely taken at 1.30pm on Sunday.

Since its upload yesterday, one copy of the three-minute video circulating on Facebook has garnered over a thousand shares as well as 700 likes on the social media site.

Facebook user Kimrie Syahierah Vamps II commented on the video, claiming to have witnessed the incident herself.

“The African crashed a Malay kid’s car.

“The Malay kid tried to settle (the damages) in a good way. He received a punch from the African before being able to talk it over. Other motorists witnessed the incident and chased the African to the sidewalk and eventually beat him,” she posted.





Thief in Chile caught by public — who wrap him in clingfilm

Thief in Chile caught by public — who wrap him in clingfilm

A Chilean man who allegedly attempted to rob an elderly man at knifepoint ended up at the pointy end himself after he was spotted mid-thievery and caught by the crowd.

The alleged thief, named locally as Valentino Abeyta Barrera, was caught by bystanders, disarmed, stripped naked and tied to a lamppost, reports Asiantown Net.


Crowds gathered round as 32-year-old Barrera had his clothes torn off and his underpants pulled down, before he was wrapped in clingfilm during the incident in the Chilean capital Santiago.


Two break-in victims in a bind after burglar dies

KUALA LUMPUR: A man and his housemate are in hot soup after a burglar they caught stealing at their house in Desa Rejang, Wangsa Maju today died minutes after being held.

The suspect had earlier broken into the double-storey house and was ransacking the place when the technologist, who is attached to a company nearby, decided to return home during his lunch break at 12.30pm.

Kuala Lumpur police deputy CID chief ACP Khairi Ahrasa said today that the man became suspicious when he saw that the main door of his house was ajar and there was a pair of slippers at the entrance.

THE MAN AND HIS HOUSEMATE OVERCAME THE SUSPECT AND TIED HIM UP. The suspect fell unconscious, and died in hospital.


Khairi said apart from the break-in, police are investigating the burglar’s death caused by negligence and have detained the technologist and his housemate to assist in the probe.

Good vigilantes: they didn’t hurt him.


In Malaysia: Students work together to apprehend suspect who allegedly stole handphone

Students work together to apprehend suspect who allegedly stole handphone in Malaysia

A group of students surrounded a thief, who stole a phone from one of the students, and held onto him and searched him to retrieve the stolen item on Nov 18 in Kampar, Malaysia.

The students surrounded the thief while he was on his scooter, after the theft incident.

He struggled to get away after an argument. The male students carried him up so that he would not escape, while a female student searched his pockets.

The students reported the thief to the police, and when the police arrive, the students handed the suspect over to them.

Watch the following video to see the students apprehending the mobile thief, and check the gallery down below to see photos of the mobile thief getting caught.

[BE AWARE] – Thieves with similar modus operandi of stealing victims’ phones of their tables have been reportedly happening in Penang and KL, and now even in the smaller towns like Kampar.

When Justice Is Not On Your Side, What Are Your Rights?

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The truth is sometimes never what we perceive it to be.  Everyone has reasons in doing something, even if it is unethical. Acknowledging that theft is an act of crime is a good start. However, beating someone to death or humiliating them in public, is inhumane.

Professor Dr Za’faran Hassan, Academician from Centre of Graduate & Professional Studies, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Shah Alam, tells us that being religiously conscious does not stop someone from extreme behaviour and acting immorally.Professor Dr Zafaran Hassan

“Malaysians very much adhere to old methods of punishment, they prefer to mete out justice in order to teach a lesson to those committing criminal acts,” she said.

The lawful thing to do is to respect the process of justice. Clearly, these emerging cases displayed the public’s disrespect against the law. According to a local report, Kota Bharu Police Chief Assistant Commissioner Rohaimi Md Isa, the boy’s attackers should be arrested for the ruthless assault.

In a local report, Chief Police in the Seberang Perai Tengah district, Assistant Commissioner of Police Rusli Mohd Noor stressed that the public should not harm any suspects, irrespective their alleged crime.

“We appreciate the public acting as vigilantes. However, criminal suspects should be taken to the police immediately for lawful punishments,” he said.

Dr Zulfakar also said, assaulters who were found guilty could be charged under section 325 and 327 of the Penal Code for causing injury to the suspect and a sentence up to 7 years in jail. Therefore, he advised the public to be mindful of the law and not be led by emotions when taking action against criminals.

“We understand the public’s anger toward criminals, especially with the rise of crime rates in our country. Even though the act of lawful justice takes time bearing the procedures, the public fail to realise that when they take matters into their own hands, they too could be committing a crime,” he said.


Kolkata: Cellphone ‘thief’ lynched by junior docs

: Cellphone ‘thief’ lynched by junior doctors at NRS Hospital

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The incident happened on the third floor of the junior doctors’ hostel around 6am when the victim, an outsider, was allegedly found loitering around. He was apparently caught red-handed by a junior doctor in room No. 99 while stealing a cell phone. Other medical students rushed to the room when their colleague raised an alarm.

The junior doctors then reportedly dragged him to another room and tied him to a pillar. He became unconscious after being allegedly thrashed severely by the doctors. “I don’t know anything about it,” Ondia, the canteen employee, told journalists while he was being taken to the police station.

Contractual labourer Rabiul, the only eyewitness, confirmed that the youth was beaten to death. “Around 6am, I saw the youth, who was tied to a pillar, being thrashed by 10 to 12 students (junior doctors and medical students) with bamboo sticks,” Rabiul said.


KOLKATA: A mob of doctors killed a suspected thief at a medical college in India by tying him up and slashing his penis with a razor, in a case of vigilante justice, police said today.

Authorities have ordered an inquiry into the attack in the eastern city of Kolkata in which the 30-year-old man was beaten with bamboo sticks and slashed on Sunday, a senior police officer said.

“Preliminary inquiries have revealed that nearly a dozen junior doctors picked up the man on suspicion of stealing mobile phones,” Kolkata’s deputy police commissioner Dhrubajyoti De said.

They dragged him into a room at the state-run Nilratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital, tied him to a pillar and carried out the attack, before leaving him to die.

“Some of them even slashed him on his private parts,” De told AFP, adding that labourers working nearby alerted police to the attack.

“Police found the man lying in a pool of blood. A razor was also seized from the spot,” he said.

“The kind of wounds on his body bear the marks of inhumane torture,” he told AFP, saying the unidentified man was declared dead on arrival in the emergency room.

When the punishment is worse than the ‘crime’!


Friday November 7, 2014 MYT 8:41:51 AM

Mother slams villagers for stripping teen son naked over alleged theft attempt

BACHOK: The mother of a teenager, who was stripped naked by villagers after he was caught for allegedly attempting to steal a motorcycle in a mosque compound, said she was upset by the incident.

She said the villagers had no right to do what they did to her 15-year-old son.

“Even if he had done wrong, they had no right to do what they did. I can accept if they hit him, but to strip him naked and then spread the nude photo of him on social websites is an embarrassment to the family.

“They are many other ways to punish him,” said the 38-year-old woman, who declined to be identified when met at her house here Thursday.

Suspected 15-year-old motorbike thief caught, stripped nude and beaten


KOTA BARU: Pictures of a suspected 15-year-old motorcycle thief, who was beaten, stripped nude and forced to sit on the vehicle near Masjid Pauh Lima, Binjai, here, have gone viral on the Internet.

About five nude pictures have been circulating, showing the suspect who appeared to have been beaten before he was handed over to the police.

Meanwhile, Kota Baru OCPD Asst Comm Rohaimi Md Isa confirmed that the incident took place at 8.15pm Tuesday, where the suspect was caught red-handed by mosque-goers while he was trying to steal a motorcycle from within the compound.

“The suspect admitted trying to steal the motorcycle and said he had an accomplice, responsible for a spate of motorcycle thefts in the Binjai and Melor areas,” he added.





Man slashed to death over buffalo

KOTA KINABALU: A man suspected of stealing a buffalo was found dead at a plantation in Kinabatangan.

Following the discovery of the victim in his 30s, police set up a team to investigate the case, which led to the arrest of two foreigners believed to be involved in the incident.

Kinabatangan district police chief Supt A Sahak Rahmat said Tuesday that the suspects, aged 25 and 31, were arrested at a house in Lahad Datu at about 5.30am on Monday.

“The two men were believed to have slashed the plantation worker several times as there were multiple slash wounds on his body when it was discovered at an estate on Sept 27.

“The victim was said to have been attacked by the two men as he was suspected of stealing their buffalo.


There were 3 burglars. Two got away by motorbike, and the remaining man ran, leaving the villagers of Kampung Sourabaya Hilir far behind. He got to the next village, Kampung Panglima Seman, where the villagers were waiting for him.

They gave him a beating before handing over to the police.

Residents from two Malaysian villages gang up to nab suspected burglar

KUCHING: It took the combined effort of residents of two villages in Petra Jaya to apprehend a suspected fleet-footed burglar who, along with two accomplices, broke into a house early yesterday.

The incident occurred around 2.30am at Kampung Sourabaya Hilir when residents spotted three men breaking into a house and immediately cordoned off the area.

Two of the men, however, managed to break free and sped off on motorcycles, leaving the third suspect to flee the scene on foot while being chased after by angry villagers.

Despite having a number of men on his heels, the suspect was able to outrun them to the next village — Kampung Panglima Seman — whose residents were waiting to apprehend him having been alerted beforehand of the pursuit.

His capture was not a straight-forward affair, however, as the two groups of villagers had to block off potential exit routes before finally trapping him in a small lane.

They then delivered a dose of street justice on the suspect before handing him over to the police, who brought the 26-year-old man to the Sarawak General Hospital for a checkup prior to detaining him in the lockup.

Residents of two villages catch burglary suspect, two accomplices manage to escape


Two men charged with murder of alleged handphone thief

BUKIT MERTAJAM: Two men who were part of a group who allegedly bash up a handphone thief to death has been charged with murdering the latter in a Sessions Court here.

Lorry driver S. Poovarasan, 33, and two truck driver Ang Wei Seng, 23, are charged with six others, as members of an illegal assembly, with murdering Ooi Sim Guan, 38, at a field in Taman Sejahtera, Alma, Machang Bubok here at around 3pm on Sept 26.

The offence under Section 302 of the Penal Code, also read together under Section 149 of the Penal Code, carries the mandatory death sentence.

No plea was recorded from both accused.



These vigilantes overdid it: they beat him so badly that he lapsed into unconsciousness, and died in hospital. Police have detained a lorry driver and are looking for others.





MCAC : Time and time again, we advise our audience NEVER resort to VIGILANTISM. Once you lose control of your emotions, rage sets in and you will have no control of yourself. Never take the law into your own hands.Man beaten by mob for See More


Malaysian Crime Awareness CampaignYes this person and several others took the law into their own hands.




Sunday September 28, 2014 MYT 7:46:12 PM

Jobless man beaten up by public for stealing phone dies

BUKIT MERTAJAM: An unemployed man who suffered serious injuries after being beaten up by the public for stealing a RM200 mobile phone from a lorry driver last Friday, died at the Bukit Mertajam Hospital (HBM) here Sunday morning.

Seberang Perai Tengah (SPT) police chief, ACP Rusli Mohd Noor said Ooi Sim Guan, 38, who failed to regain consciousness after the beating died at 12.40am.

“In the 2am incident on Friday, the victim had stopped the lorry by the roadside in Taman Sejahtera here and asked the driver for a lift to Bandar Bukit Mertajam.

“The lorry-driver, aged 33, who was on his way to Kulim, allowed him to get into the lorry, but after a kilometre, the victim said he wanted to get off,” he told a press conference here, Sunday.

He said after the man left, the lorry driver realised his mobile phone, which he had kept in the dashboard compartment on the passenger side, was missing and he turned back to Taman Sejahtera to look for the man.

“The lorry driver managed to find the man at a field near some shophouses and an argument ensued between them when the missing handphone was found on the victim,” he said.

Rusli said a struggle broke out and several men who were in the area also beat the victim up.

The incident was recorded by an individual on his mobile phone and was later uploaded onto Internet.

Shaanxi Male Teacher Who Secretly Photographed Bathing Girls Beaten By Students, Life Hangs in Balance

A male teacher from the Shaanxi Institute of Technology hospitalized in critical condition after being beaten by students who caught him secretly photographing bathing female students.

September 21st evening, a male teacher at the Shaanxi Institute of Technology secretly photographed girls at the school while they bathed.

After being caught, he accidentally fell while trying to flee on a motorcycle, where the students caught up to him and collectively beat him to the point of serious injury.

On the morning of the 22nd, the hospital indicated that the teacher was in critical condition, his life hanging in the balance, and are doing everything they can to save his life at the moment. The two students who were secretly photographed were new students who had just entered their first year in September, and are quite upset.


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William Lee · Top Commenter

We, the citizens of Singapore, may have to build up our own vigilante on our own. We can’t depend on these rice weevils anymore !!! These rice weevil dogs are only taking instructions from their masters. I broached this idea after some of my night taxi driving friends were assaulted, we dropped the idea when some of them quit.

Ken Lau · Top Commenter

yes, we need vigilantes. Its getting more sickening everyday.

 WHY? Read the article:

I’m somewhat confused with how our laws protect our citizens when they get assaulted in public. Like some others, I didn’t realise this earlier as it wasn’t until this afternoon when my own 66 years old Dad was punched and hurled verbal abuse by a kway chup stall assistant at Hougang 1 food court over a small misunderstanding of what was served. The stall assistant was probably around 40 years of age and was well-built and tall.

My Dad called the Singapore Police Force (SPF) immediately. Police officers arrived about 30 mins later, followed by the paramedics about another 5 mins later. To my Dad’s amazement, the police officers only spoke with the assailant and not others despite his plea to them to speak with nearby witnesses to gather evidence. No statements were recorded nor signed.

And then, the police officers just classified this as a case of Voluntarily Causing Hurt, and said that it was a non-arrestable offence. My poor Dad will have to file a complaint to the Magistrate / Subordinate Courts before the SPF will make further investigations or indict the assailant. And they repeatedly reminded him that he would have to pay $20 to file the complaint. That was it. That was all.

I’m appalled at this outcome. To me, it appears that the apprehension of the assailant was left to us citizens, that we have to fend for ourselves! And until all paperwork has been done, the assailant could remain at large and hurt many others more.

Shengyang Tan



Monday September 22, 2014 MYT 7:56:07 AM

Vigilantism: Mob justice still unacceptable


A screenshot taken from the Malaysian Crime Awareness Campaign Facebook page.

A screenshot taken from the Malaysian Crime Awareness Campaign Facebook page.

PETALING JAYA: These days, beating up a stranger on the road for allegedly committing a ‘crime’ has become a trend.

Social media users will have witnessed many videos uploaded on sites like Facebook and Youtube. In some disturbing videos, the thief begs for the police, for fear of being beaten up by the angry mob.

As satisfying and justified as it may sometimes seem, such acts of vigilantism have their own repercussions.

Criminal defence lawyer Farhan Read says that vigilantism is a very subjective topic and it is hard to have fixed laws for it.

“However perpetrators are usually charged under section 323 of the Penal Code for causing hurt or 326  for voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means.

He said that the penalty is usually determined on a case to case basis.

“In my opinion they can also be charged under section 147 for rioting, as we often come across cases where random strangers who had not witnessed the crime, join in to beat the reprimanded individual.

“From what I understand, enforcement officers often tolerate a certain amount of vigilantism.

Lawyers for Liberty executive director Eric Paulsen said vigilantism is unfortunately a growing symptom which is happening because citizens are feeling helpless and distressed with the situation in the country.

“People are analysing and evaluating the law enforcement and the crime prevention efforts in our country and their growing concern eventually builds up and results in a breakdown.

“Regardless, beating up criminals is still illegal and have no rights to do anything other than apprehend the suspect,” he said when contacted by The Star Online.


Monday September 22, 2014 MYT 7:57:11 AM

Vigilantism: Mixed reaction from netizens

 PETALING JAYA:  Gone are the days where people beating up criminals were only seen in movies. Nowadays such incidents happen everywhere and netizens have mixed reactions to the issue.

The Star Online took a stroll around the supposedly most notorious area which houses the snatch thieves and pickpockets of KL – Puduraya, to hear what the public around the area have to say about it.

“They deserve everything they get!” said Shamsul Samad Irbin, 57, who works as a parking attendant in the area.

“What they do is not right, and over the last ten years of doing odd jobs around the area, I have seen these imbeciles hurt so many members of the public.”

A food vendor, Meng Lee Fern, 63 said she would beat the life out of the perpetrators if she could.

“Almost 20 years ago, I had my bag snatched down this same road, and when I called back at the guy, he pointed a knife at me, shutting me up, and then took off.

Kedahan Nurul Afiqah Rashid, 25 however said that the people should restrict themselves to holding down the criminal.

“No one has the right to hurt anyone, therefore, despite the circumstances the public should not beat them up.

Multimedia student John Chog Lee, 27, said people who steal aren’t always bad.



A round of applause for what this man did to guy who allegedly molested woman at AMK

In Singapore, a citizen’s arrest! The Malay man ran after the Chinese man, caught him, and threatened to break his arms if he tried to escape.

The victim and witnesses said that the Chinese man was the molester.

Stomper witnessed how this man chased after and caught someone who had allegedly molested a woman at Ang Mo Kio Street 31 yesterday night (Sep 20).

The Stomper said the alleged perpetrator was handed over to the police after their arrival. The incident happened at around 8.50pm




This man, 30, is accused of having had sex with a girl, 13. He was tracked down, and surrounded by 20 people (a mob!), he admitted to the ‘crime’.


Tuesday September 16, 2014 MYT 7:26:40 AM

Online post helps nab man who raped teen

A MAN, who allegedly raped an underage teenager, has been arrested, thanks to netizens and Good Samaritans.

Nanyang Siang Pau reported that members of the public, who responded to a widely circulated online post about the rape, launched their own hunt for the suspect in the Klang Valley.

After a two-day search, the public found the 30-year-old man hiding in a temple in Klang, arrested him and handed him over to the police on Saturday evening.

In a video recorded by members of the public, the man confessed that he had had sex with a 13-year-old girl.

Sentul OCPD Asst Comm R. Munusamy confirmed the arrest.



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Wednesday July 16, 2014 MYT 10:02:03 PM

BESUT: A young man, allegedly severely beaten by villagers who suspected him of  stealing a motorcycle last Friday succumbed to his injuries and passed away at the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital in Kuala Terengganu Wednesday.

Acting Besut police chief DSP Noorzainy Mohd Noor said Mohd Zul Hafis Ilias, 21, from Gong Dasar, Jabi, near here, breathed his last at 3.15pm.


3:33PM Jul 13, 2014

Cops advise against vigilante justice

Acting Besut district police chief, DSP Noorzainy Mohd Noor said as this country had laws, let the police take action by investigating the case following the police report lodged or a citizen’s arrest made so as to ensure justice.

He said this following an incident in which a 21-year-old youth from Kampung Jabi became unconscious after he was assaulted by a group of residents for allegedly trying to steal a motorcycle belonging to a resident in Kampung Kubang Bemban, Besut at about 11.30pm yesterday.

Noorzainy said police arrived at the scene following information received and they found the youth lying unconscious on the road before calling for an ambulance to take him to hospital.



Sunday June 29, 2014 MYT 1:01:03 PM

Vigilante citizens bash up alleged snatch thief

A screenshot taken from the Malaysian Crime Awareness Campaign Facebook page.

A screenshot taken from the Malaysian Crime Awareness Campaign Facebook page.

PETALING JAYA: A video showing a group of vigilante citizens beating up a snatch thief and the latter begging to be sent to the police station is going viral on social media.

The two-part video, uploaded on the Malaysian Crime Awareness Campaign’s Facebook page, showed a young man who allegedly stabbed a woman in the face being beaten up and questioned by a group of men.

“How old are you? How long have you been doing this (snatching)?” voices were heard in the video asking the young man.

According to the description on the Facebook page, the incident took place near the Duke Highway.

The young man was dragged towards the alleged victim, where the men continued to beat him up and then tie his hands behind his back.

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Continuation of part 2. Video of a suspected snatch theft who stab a womans face nearby Taman Pelangi, Kuala Lumpur.Viewer discretion is advise.
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Snatch Theft Incident Suspect Caught.


What’s the difference between a mad woman taking off her clothes and a mad man taking off his clothes?

With the mad woman, all the men would run towards her.

With the mad man, everyone would run away!



IT HAPPENED TO A FRIEND IN JAYA JUSCO, KINTA CITY, IPOH! Yes, at the last place you would expect that to happen!

She was looking at the stationery when this man walked to her. He seemed to want to say something, so she turned towards him. He looked her in the eye and looked down, so she looked down, too. She saw what she had not expected to see.

What a shock! She couldn’t do anything or say anything. It occurred to her that she should look for her husband, and she turned away to locate him. When she saw him, she was still speechless, so she waved to him frantically.

He came over but by then, the man was gone. Explaining to her husband what had happened, she led him everywhere in search of the man but he had vanished.

Her husband asked why she had not screamed. “It was the shock,” she said, “so unexpected.”


HE EXPOSED HIS WEE-WEE TO THE WOMAN BUT SHE SCREAMED! Some passersby caught him and beat him. To death!


Assaulting exhibitionist to death, 7 men held

SERDANG: Police have detained seven local men aged between 20 and 30, who were suspected of assaulting an exhibitionist to death at Seksyen 17, Shah Alam yesterday.

Selangor police chief Datuk Abdul Samah Mat said in the incident around 2 am, the group was believed to have reacted to the screams for help of a woman in her 20s, whom the man had exposed his genitals to.

“Police are still investigating, and at this point there is no other motive other than that the public were infuriated with him,” he told reporters after the handing over of duties of the Serdang district police chief at the police district headquarters here today.

According to Abdul Samah, the suspects had tied up the man’s hands before beating him up.




Saturday May 17, 2014 MYT 7:12:58 AM

Volunteer patrol member helps neighbour catch robber

PETALING JAYA: A woman’s neighbour, who is a member of the Voluntary Patrol Scheme (SRS), not only foiled an attempted robbery at her home in Taman Gasing Indah here but also helped to apprehend the culprit.

The robber had broken into the woman’s cars after jumping into her porch at 8.10am yesterday.

As she emerged from the house to go to work, the man threatened her with a knife and tried to relieve her of the contents in her handbag.

Her immediate neighbour, Alan Woo, 43, said he heard her scream but saw nothing when he stepped out to the balcony to investigate.

“Just as I entered my house she screamed again. That was when I spotted the man pointing a knife to her neck.”

Woo rushed into the house to get his SRS baton and confronted the thief, who ran to the back lane.

A scuffle then ensued, and although cornered, the suspect refused to surrender.

Just then, eight people, comprising residents and people waiting at a nearby taxi stand, came to Woo’s aid.


[Video of the week] The public are much more aware of snatch thieves They will do what they can to catch these crooks. It does not pay to be a snatch thief. Do not robbed.Video is self explanatory.3rd of May 2014, Time : Approx 11:30amLocation : Kluang, Johor


Johor vigilantes show that crime does not pay — by catching two more thieves

Posted on 07 May 2014

Two alleged snatch thieves were restrained by members of the public in Kluang, Johor on May 3 at 11.30am.

A video of the thieves being caught was posted on the Malaysian Crime Awareness facebook page yesterday (May 8).

The thieves had their hands tied, and were eventually taken away by police officers who arrived at the scene.

The video was accompanied with the caption, “The public are much more aware of snatch thieves.”

“They will do what they can to catch these crooks. It does not pay to be a snatch thief. Do not rob.”

These vigilantes were excellent! They were caring but careful, and when they acted, they acted with restraint. They DID NOT KILL him.

Some residents saw a woman being robbed by 3 men, so they waited, not wanting a violent struggle. The robbbers left and they followed them until the three separated. That was an hour later. What patience!

They caught one and held him for the police. That robber was hurt because he struggled. They didn’t used excessive violence.


Residents catch robber after woman is held up at knife point

SUBANG JAYA, Feb 11 — Residents caught a robber an hour after he and two accomplices robbed a woman at knifepoint in Bukit Puchong on Friday morning.

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Robber beaten to death. THEY CAUGHT HIM, BEAT HIM, AND THEN HE DIED! This was in Jalan Jambu Jerteh, Jinjiang.

THEY CAUGHT HIM, AND BEAT HIM, AND THEN HE DIED! This was in Jalan Jambu Jerteh, Jinjiang.


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Police recovered a parang at the crime scene. NSTP/Hariz Mohd

該宗發生在甲洞Brem Mall旁油站的案件,于今晚約9時30分發生。


Friday February 7, 2014 MYT 10:36:32 AM

Armed robber beaten to death after stealing cigarettes, cash from petrol station

KUALA LUMPUR: An armed robber paid with his life after robbing a petrol station of some cash and cigarettes – he was caught and beaten to death by bystanders.

The incident occurred around 9.40pm Thursday along Jalan Jambu Jerteh, Jinjang, near here.

Two men on a motorcycle stopped at the petrol station and the pillion rider, who carried a parang, ran into the kiosk.

He managed to steal some money and cigarettes from the counter before fleeing.

However, he was chased down by a group of bystanders and beaten up, while his accomplice fled on the motorcycle.

When police arrived, they found the robbery suspect motionless on the ground, with wounds to his head.

It is believed he was beaten to death with a rock.

[Suspected Thief Caught] at Aeon Jusco at Bukit Tinggi, Klang4th February 2014, Time : Not MentionedLocation : Aeon Jusco, Bukit Tinggi, KlangSee More

— at Bandar Bukit Tinggi,Klang.aa


Thursday February 6, 2014 MYT 11:23:49 AM

Angry mob beats up suspected car thief

PETALING JAYA: Police have arrested a suspected car thief who was beaten up by his angry captors.

In the incident caught on video, the Sabahan was nabbed and bound by a mob for attempting to steal a car in a Klang hypermarket’s parking lot, although his accomplice escaped.

South Klang OCPD Asst Comm Kamarul Zaman Mamat said the man was arrested near the hypermarket in Bukit Tinggi on Sunday.

“The man and an accomplice tried breaking into a car at the supermarket’s parking lot.

“They were stopped by a few passers-by who caught them in the act,” said ACP Kamarul Zaman.

He added that the man then started attacking the passers-by with a stick.

Angry mob beats up suspected car thief



Sunday February 2, 2014 MYT 9:41:03 PM

Two teenagers beaten up for allegedly molesting 14-year-old girl

KOTA BARU: Two teenage boys sustained head and bodily injuries after being beaten by a group of men over suspicion of molesting a 14-year-old girl in Taman Desa Kemunin, Padang Tembak on Saturday.

Kota Baru police chief ACP Azham Othman said they were believed to be beaten by the men using iron rods.

“The two boys were resting at home when six men rushed in and assaulted them. They were then taken to another house before the men continued beating them using iron rods,” he told Bernama when contacted on Sunday.

Azham said initial investigation found that the boys were accused of molesting the girl in a house in Pengkalan Chepa at about 2am on Saturday.

He said the two boys have been remanded for four days to facilitate investigations, while efforts were being done to track down the six men involved in beating and causing injuries to the boys. – Bernama


They caught him and tied him up. Maybe someone hit him but he’s obviously alive.

Malaysia Chronicle

Saturday, 11 January 2014 08:29

IRATE members of public tie up snatch thief in KL, vow to expose him ONLINE


MALAYSIA – A snatch thief in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, met his match when he was nabbed by members of the public who tied him up – but that was just the beginning.

To add on to his humiliation, they also filmed him on video so that he would be exposed online.

A video of the incident has been circulating on facebook, and its caption stated that it took place at Batu 9, Taman Orkid Cheras on Tuesday morning (Jan 8).

Netizens have praised the men in the video for a job well done, and said the thief had it coming.


the Sun daily

‘Use of force must equal threat’

PETALING JAYA (Jan 9, 2014): Everyone has the right to defend themselves but the use of force must be proportionate to the threat they are faced with, said prominent lawyers.

They were referring to a case where a Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) worker was beaten to death by a group of six Nigerians after he tried to rob them, along with two accomplices while impersonating police officers.

Criminal lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad said in such a situation, people have the right to make a citizen’s arrest and hand the suspect over to the police to investigate.

“You should not take matters into your own hands; if the perpetrators use some sort of weapon or try to attack, then you can resort to self-defence,” Amer Hamzah said.

“When resorting to self-defence, you have to be under apprehension of death and the defence must be proportionate to the threat.”

Bar Council Human Rights Committee chairman Andrew Khoo similarly said the measures used in self-defence have to be equal to the attack.

“If, in the situation, the DBKL officer allegedly tried to rob them (the Nigerians), then they have every right to defend themselves but it has to be proportionate to the attack,” Khoo said.

He also said the suspects’ nationality should have no bearing whatsoever on the investigation. The Nigerians may be charged under Section 302 with murder or Section 304 with culpable homicide not amounting to murder, depending on the facts of the case.

‘Use of force must equal threat’

Free Malaysia Today

West Africans arrested on suspicions of murder

Alfian ZM Tahir | January 9, 2014

Police have detained and arrested two Nigerian students in an effort to identify DBKL officer’s killer.

PETALING JAYA: Police confirmed the arrest of two Nigerian students in connection with the murder of a 52-year-old Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) officer identified as Sazali Mokhtar who had allegedly demanded RM5,000 from the students, at their apartment in Taman Pusat Kepong on Tuesday night.

The two West African nationals were occupants of the condominium unit barged into by Sazali and his two accomplices. All three were dressed in police vests during the 9.30pm incident.

Sentul police chief ACP Zakaria Pagan said that the two were arrested last night to assist police in their investigations and to identify the person who caused the death of the officer.

“There were a lot of individuals involved in the incident and we need to find out what really happened when the City Hall officers barged into the unit.

“Investigation is underway and we are trying to identify the killer,” he said.

the Sun daily

City Hall worker dies in assault by Nigerians

KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 8, 2014): A City Hall worker and his two accomplices picked on the wrong victim when they decided to rob two Nigerians at a rented apartment at Taman Pusat Kepong on Tuesday night.

Just minutes into the robbery at 9.45pm, the Nigerians who were joined by their friends who went to their aid, turned the tables on the trio and gave them a severe beating.

The attack led to the death of the 52-year-old City Hall worker and left his accomplices who are in their 40’s severely wounded.

Kuala Lumpur police deputy CID chief ACP Khairi Ahrasa said today the dead suspect and his accomplices, one of whom is a former City Hall worker and the other a tow truck operator, had posed as policemen to gain entry into the rented apartment unit of the two foreigners, both aged 30 who are students at a college here.

Khairi said upon stepping in, the suspects held up the Nigerians claiming they were conducting checks on foreigners before ransacking the place.

He said they pocketed RM5,000 they found in the house and as they continued to search the place for more valuables, one of the victims managed to alert his fellow countrymen who lives in another unit in the same apartment building.

Khairi said within minutes six other Nigerians arrived and confronted the robbers who tried to flee.

He said in an ensuing struggle, the robbers were beaten-up until they were semi-unconscious before the foreigners called the police.

Khairi said the robbers were taken to the Selayang Hospital where two of them received outpatient treatment while the City Hall worker who sustained serious head injuries was warded.

He said at 5am, hospital staff notified police that the City Hall worker identified as Sazali Mokhtar had died of his injuries.

Khairi said while police are investigating the two injured suspects for robbery, the death of the City Hall worker is classified as murder.

City Hall worker dies in assault by Nigerians


Tuesday December 17, 2013 MYT 12:22:29 PM

Four guards charged with murder of suspected mosque thief

KUALA LUMPUR: Four security guards were charged on Tuesday with the murder of a youth suspected of stealing from a mosque’s donation box.

Mohd Aswenry Majon, 26, Mohamad Yusof Mohammad, 39, and Indonesian nationals Pondri Neriko, 20, and Iweldo Putra, 19, were charged before the Ampang Magistrate Court with the murder of 20-year-old Shah Reza Fauzi.

The alleged offence occurred by the gate of Masjid Al Qazim, Jalan Pandan Indah, Ampang at 5am on Dec 3.

No plea was recorded, though the four men said they understood the charges.

They were unrepresented, while deputy public prosecutor Goh Ai Rene acted for the prosecution.

Four guards charged with murder of suspected mosque thief


Four admit beating up thief

PETALING JAYA, Dec 6 — Four men who caught a youth stealing from a mosque’s donation box admitted beating him up, police said yesterday.

The youth, 20, died after the assault.

Ampang police chief ACP Amiruddin Jamaluddin said four men — two Malaysians and two foreigners aged between 19 and 39 — admitted using a piece of wood to beat up the youth after he was caught stealing from the donation box on Wednesday.

Shahrizal Petra, the son of a former MP, was handed over to police after he was caught stealing.

Shahrizal, who was badly injured, was admitted to the intensive care unit of Ampang Hospital at 7am but died five hours later.

Thursday December 5, 2013 MYT 2:26:52 PM

Four men arrested over death of mosque thief

KUALA LUMPUR: Two foreigners and two local men have been arrested over the death of a 20-year-old man suspected of stealing from a mosque’s donation box.

The foreigners, aged 19 and 20, and locals, aged 27 and 39, were picked up after they admitted to beating Shahreza Fauzi at 5am on Tuesday.

Police recovered a piece of wood believed to be used as a weapon.

Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Amiruddin Jamaluddin confirmed the case and said the deceased had put up a fight while trying to escape the security guards at the Al Azim mosque in Pandan Indah.

A post mortem showed that death was due to blunt force trauma. Shahreza also sustained multiple injuries to his head, arms and body.

Police are investigating the case as murder.

Four men arrested over death of mosque thief


Thursday December 5, 2013 MYT 6:51:47 AM

20-year-old killed in mob attack

KUALA LUMPUR: A 20-year-old youth who was reportedly posting suicidal updates on Facebook and Whatsapp is alleged to have died after being set upon by a mob in Pandan Indah.

It is learnt that the victim, identified as Shahreza Fauzi, was beaten up by four security guards at a mosque in Pandan Indah at 4.30am on Tuesday after he was spotted stealing money from a donation box.

He was reportedly sent to the Ampang Hospital for treatment but died on the way.

20-year-old killed in mob attack






LRT station sri Petaling early this Morning

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LRT station sri Petaling early this Morning
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The video was available on the video sharing site – – since yesterday and it had since drawn international attention with most of the commenters condemning the act of the older man.

In the video, onlookers could be heard politely asking the man to stop kicking the youth but only to have their pleas brushed aside with: “What if it (snatch theft) happened to your family members? Then how?”

A concerned onlooker then attempted to shield the boy but failed with the man taking a shot at the youth’s eye, only to have the suspect furiously rubbing his face despite his hands were tied behind his back .

The man proceeded to kick the boy twice before calling him a “pig” before the video ended.

The source of the video is unknown.

Free Malaysia Today

‘Man has no right to kick suspect’

Lisa J. Ariffin | September 24, 2013

A lawyer urges the authorities to throw the book at the man who repeatedly kicked a suspected snatch thief with hands tied behind his back in a video that went viral recently.

PETALING JAYA: Law experts have unanimously condemned a vigilante, who was videoed continuously kicking an apprehended suspected thief in the face over an alleged snatch theft incident.

PKR leader Latheefa Koya today condemned the man for repeatedly kicking the suspected thief who had his hands tied behind his back.

“Allowing a vigilante or a civilian to arrest and beat up another is wrong. There must be some action taken. The police must take action against this particular person,” Latheefa told FMT today, referring to the video titled, ‘Thief Abused at Sri Petaling, Malaysia’, which went viral on Facebook yesterday.

“While the person who is arrested… this snatch thief, can go to court, it doesn’t mean that the person who beat him up can get off scot-free,” she added.

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Is it right to assault a suspected thief?

Lisa J. Ariffin | September 23, 2013

A viral video showing a man continuously kicking a suspected thief has left netizens divided over the assault.

PETALING JAYA: A video circulating on Facebook showing a man continuously kicking a young thief in the face has left netizens divided over the assault.

The video – “Thief Abused at Sri Petaling, Malaysia” – shows a well-dressed man continuously kicking the suspected thief, who already had his hands tied behind his back.

Onlookers can be heard politely asking the man to stop kicking the young boy, only to be shot down with: “What if it (snatch theft) happened to your family members? Then how?”

Facebook user Cyren Asteraceya Wong condemned the assault, saying that “civilians do not have the authority to execute punishment.”

Daryl Ogalino called the attacker a “coward” and said: “yes he committed a crime, but does it make you even a better person to act in such a foolish way by hitting this guy?”

Another user, Firdaus Hnf, said: “This is too much! Just send him to police station let the police take action”.

However, not all commenters were as sympathetic, with some users like Abel Galung who said to those who took pity on the boy to, “wait until you or ur family members get rob or snatch by these fools”.

“Then ill see what pity u have for the thief hahahahahahahah,” he said.

Wai L Ling said: what i think is if u or ur family are the victim and being hurt by the robber.. you may feel this is a only a small punishment…”

Likewise, Glenn Angcla was not so sympathetic and said: “i wouldn’t be politely giving the thief to the police if they stole something from [ur wife,sis or mum].”


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