Security Services Association of Malaysia president Datuk Shaheen Mirza Habib said that under the Private Agency Act 1971, security firms are only allowed to hire Malaysians or selected Nepalese to work as security guards here.
Shaheen also believes 30% or 150,000 security guards in the country were illegals.
1 February 2018
Armoured van carrying RM4 million cash turns turtle https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/410729
Armoured van carrying RM4mil cash overturns after crash
PETALING JAYA: An armoured van carrying RM4mil cash overturned following a collision with a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV).
Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Zani Che Din said the accident occurred on Jalan Lapangan Terbang Subang near SS7 Kelana Jaya.
“The accident happened at around 11.48am on Thursday (Feb 1).
“Investigations revealed the van had swerved into the path of the MPV.
“The MPV could not stop in time and hit the van,” he said when contacted.
ACP Mohd Zani said the impact of the collision caused the van to hit the divider before it overturned.
25 Jan 2017
Plot twist: Gunman in botched
#SgPetani bank heist is manager of private security firm
SUNGAI PETANI: The lone robber in a botched heist at a UOB Bank branch in Taman Ria Jaya here this morning, turned out to be a manager with private security firm in the same town.
It is learnt that the revolver used by the 50-year-old man in the robbery attempt was the same one issued by his company.
It was also learnt that the man is a army veteran with 22 years of service.
However, it could not be immediately ascertained if his company was also the same one used by the bank he had tried to rob.
@PDRMsia lakukan pemeriksaan di lokasi sebuah bank yang dikaitkan dengan cubaan rompak di Taman Ria Jaya, Sungai Petani pagi tadi.
Guard shot in attempted robbery at Sg Petani bank
SUNGAI PETANI : Three shots were fired in a robbery attempt at a bank at Taman Ria Jaya in Sungai Petani at about 8.30am Wednesday morning.
A man, believed to be the bank’s security guard, was injured in the shooting and was rushed to hospital according to police sources.
Police have cordoned off the surrounding area of the bank and are trying to determine the details of the shooting.
It is learnt that the man had barged into the bank moments after one of the bank staff arrived for work at about 8.30am.
The guard, who sustained gunshot wounds on his leg, was rushed to the Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital via an ambulance.
3 July 2016 | MYT 11:12 PM
Ministry views 30,000 illegal foreign security guards report seriously
PUTRAJAYA: The Home Ministry views claims and reports on some 30,000 illegal foreign security guards being employed in the country seriously and will continue to take decisive action to overcome the problem.
Secretary-general Datuk Alwi Ibrahim in a statement Sunday said stern action would be taken in accordance with the rules under the Private Agencies Act 1971, the Immigration Act 1959/1963 and the National Registration Act 1959.
“The ministry only allows Malaysians and Nepalese to be employed by security companies licensed by the ministry,” said Alwi when commenting on a Bernama report released on Friday (July 1), which quoted Security Services Association of Malaysia (PPKKM) president Datuk Seri Mustapa Ali as saying that at least 30,000 illegal security guards were working in the country.
15 March 2016
14 March 2016 | MYT 10:20 PM
Security guard accidentally fires pump gun
IPOH: A security guard accidentally discharged his gun while trying to unload it at a bank along Jalan Sultan Idris Shah here.
The incident, which damaged the glass door of the bank, was said to happen at about 6.45pm.
Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm Sum Chang Keong said the 57-year-old guard was trying to remove the bullets from the pump gun.
“There were five bullets inside the gun. He thought he had taken out all the bullets when he accidentally pulled the trigger, causing the bullets to shatter the glass door,” he told reporters after the incident on Monday.
“Fortunately, no one was injured. The bank was already closed,” he said.
Monday May 18, 2015 MYT 9:02:17 PM
Two school guards nabbed for burglary
KUALA LUMPUR: Two siblings employed as school security guards were among three suspects detained for alleged burglary.
Police arrested the duo, aged 21 and 23, while they were on duty at the school about 11pm.
Sentul police chief ACP R. Munusamy said a police team picked up the suspects, following the discovery of a package containing a .38 revolver and a Rambo dagger on the ceiling of a guard post.
He said another security guard made the discovery at 10am Sunday and reported it to his employer and the police.
ACP Munusamy said the siblings were employed four months ago as security guards at the school but were often absent from duty, adding that one of them had a criminal record.
Borneo Post Online
Five security staff under probe for missing pump guns, bullets
Posted on May 18, 2015, Monday
SIBU: Police arrested five staff of a security office on Saturday on suspicion of complicity in the theft of six pump guns and 40 bullets from the premises.
Of the five, four guards aged between 22 and 44 and the other, a woman supervisor, 43, were detained on Saturday afternoon after the theft occurred in the morning.
They were placed under a four-day remand from yesterday for investigation.
A security guard had discovered that the weapons were missing when he returned to the office in Wong Nai Siong Road after finishing his night duty.
Police did not find any signs of break-in while two padlocks of the office cabinet where the pump guns and bullets were kept, had gone missing.
WE ARE IN SERIOUS TROUBLE WHEN GANGS CONTROL SECURITY IN OUR NEIGHBOURHOODS AND COMMUNITIES!
KLANG: A security guard died and six others were injured when three guardhouses at a housing estate in Bandar Bukit Raja were attacked and burnt early this morning.
Monday May 18, 2015 MYT 9:39:38 AM
‘Gangsters’ more than guards
KUALA LUMPUR: Residents in guarded communities are being forced to pay protection money – to their security guards.
Many of these guards are nothing more than gangsters who are legitimising their protection racket under the guise of providing security.
Residents are effectively paying to protect themselves from those who stand guard.
Even the Security Services Association of Malaysia (PPKKM) admits that many of its member companies are backed by gangs.
Several residents associations (RAs) in Klang Valley are trapped with the gang-linked thugs or ex-convicts as guards.
Office bearers of some RAs claimed they were forced to continue hiring these companies after being threatened that gangsters would cause problems if their services were terminated.
There have also been cases of fights between rival groups vying for the security business.
The most recent case involving a turf war among gangsters in Bandar Bukit Raja, Klang had left one security guard dead and six others injured.
A representative of an RA, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said many associations were enticed by gang-linked companies because of the low rates.
“They charge about RM4 or RM5 an hour. But later we find that these guys are not even trained. Some come to work drunk,” he said.
Another RA committee member claimed that fights had broken out at her gated community’s guard post.
An RA chairman said when his neighbourhood was being patrolled by a suspected gang-linked company, houses of those who did not pay were frequently broken into.
Monday May 18, 2015 MYT 9:40:15 AM
‘About 40 member companies backed by gangs’
KUALA LUMPUR: The Security Services Association of Malaysia (PPKKM) estimates that at least 40 of its member companies are backed by gangs.
Its president Datuk Seri Mustapa Ali said the association had formed a task force with the Home Ministry, police and Immigration Department to weed out the gang-linked firms.
However, proving the underworld connection was difficult.
“We really don’t know what the actual figures are because of the discreet way they operate.
“We have reported 40 companies to the Home Ministry for suspected gang links. They are smaller franchises of bigger companies but they are run by gangs,” he said.
He said it was a win-win deal for both parties, as the bigger companies raked in higher profits, adding that the gangs hired cheap, untrained labour and continued expanding their influence through the apparent legitimate business.
Mustapa said these groups hired illegal immigrants or ex-convicts, while gang members worked as officers of the security firm.
“The guards are not trained, some don’t even wear uniforms but just a shirt with the word ‘Security’.
“They make money by underpaying these guards as no one else will hire them,” he said, adding that gang-based security groups operated mostly in housing areas and industrial zones.
“This has been going on for a while but it is becoming serious as now the gangs are competing with each other for territory.
Malay Mail Online
Police arrest TNB guard for accidental discharge of shotgun
GEORGE TOWN, April 23 — Panic reigned when a security guard dropped a shotgun causing it to discharge nine shots onto a counter wall, where three workers and another guard were stationed.
Fortunately, all of them escaped unharmed in the mishap that occurred at 5.30am, yesterday at Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) office at Jalan Mahsuri, Bayan Baru, here.
Penang Police deputy chief, Datuk A. Thaiveegan said the police had arrested the 56-year-old guard after receiving the report but he was later released on police bail.
However the police had seized the guard’s firearms licence and the shotgun.
This is Le Jardine Condominium where a resident was molested by a security guard.He was an ex-convict, newly released from prison!
THIS IS THE PERSON THEY WANT: DALL ZAKARIA, 27
If you see him, call the police: 03-4289-7222
Cops seek man to help in Pandan Indah condominium molest case http://fw.to/4mzxOtF
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have identified a man who would be able to facilitate investigations into the molestation of a woman in the lift of a Pandan Indah condominium by a security guard last week.
Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm said police are looking for Dall Zakaria, 27, to help shed light on the incident.
“Anyone with information on his whereabouts can contact 03-4289-7222,” he said Tuesday.
WHY WAS HE HIRED? WHY DIDN’T MANAGEMENT FOLLOW PROCEDURES?
The security guard was new. He was also just released from prison where he had been languishing for house breaking.
The police have launched a man-hunt for him.
This raises an all-important question: Are the security guards at your condominium trustworthy?
The Rakyat Post
Jan 6, 2015
Woman molested by guard in lift but condo doesn’t know who he is
Cosmetic student Wong Kwan Yee’s aunty, Anita Ng, demonstrating how her niece bit the security guard’s fingers to get free from his grip. — TRP pic by Mokhsin Zamani
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 6, 2015:
MCA Public Services and Complaints Department chairman Datuk Michael Chong has taken the management of a condominium in Pandan Indah to task for not vetting its security guard.
Chong said the neglect by the management of Le Jardine Condominium had resulted in a young girl being molested by a guard who had worked there for only about a week.
Cosmetic student Wong Kwan Yee, 21, was molested by the guard on the afternoon of Dec 27 last year.
She was about to walk out from the lift on the sixth floor when the guard covered her mouth with his hands from behind and tried to pull her into the lift.
The guard, who was wearing a security vest and sunglasses, had entered the lift with her at the ground floor.
Wong managed to put up a strong struggle to break free and fell to the ground just outside the lift.
The suspect tried to pull her in again, but she screamed for help. A resident cooking in her condo unit near the lift came out to see what the commotion was about.
The guard, on seeing the resident, fled into a nearby staircase.
Chong said the management, when confronted by a resident on the incident, failed to produce any details of the suspect.
“The management could only give the informal name of the suspect, who was known as ‘Dan’ or ‘Dal’.
“They said the suspect had been working there on the recommendation of his relative, who was one of the tenants.
HERE IS ANOTHER REASON FOR NOT TRUSTING THE SECURITY GUARDS AT THE HOSPITAL!
ALL applicants for a job as a security guard are supposed to be vetted before they are hired. HOW DID THIS MAN, WITH A CRIMINAL RECORD FOR MOLEST, get hired by the security guard company appointed by the Health Ministry?
Sex fiend guard nabbed for molesting 12-year-old boy
Last updated on 23 December 2014 – 08:31am
The 47-year-old man, who was employed by security company appointed by the Health Ministry, had been put on duty at the hospital.
Police said at noon on Sunday, the suspect followed the victim to a toilet. It is learnt that the boy, who had been admitted for injuries sustained in an accident, was about to ease himself when the suspect pushed him into a cubicle and stripped the boy of the robe he was wearing.
The suspect allegedly attempted to sodomise the boy but the victim managed to break free and ran out of the toilet. The boy alerted nurses who notified the victim’s parents.
Sources said the victim’s parents then lodged a police report at the Kajang district police headquarters and a police team arrested the suspect at the hospital.
When a background check showed the suspect had a record for molest, police were stumped as to how the man managed to secure employment as a security guard as it is compulsory for security companies to vet individuals who apply for such jobs.
STAY AWAY FROM ALL SECURITY GUARDS IF YOU CAN! I am not exaggerating.
Monday December 15, 2014 MYT 7:07:02 AM
Guard emptying pistol accidently shoots his foot
KUALA LUMPUR: The saying “shooting oneself in the foot” came painfully and literally true for one security guard who was emptying his pistol at the Datuk Keramat Sports Complex here.
Mohd Farhizal Mohd Mustaffa, 30, is now being treated at the Hospital Kuala Lumpur for a gunshot wound to his left foot.
Acting Wangsa Maju OCPD Deputy Supt A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz said during the 11.40pm incident on Saturday, Mohd Farhizal was trying to empty his pistol when it went off.
“We received an alert that the security guard had accidentally fired his pistol, shooting himself in the foot.
“His colleague, who was with him at the time, called for an ambulance,” DSP Asmadi said.
By Jaspal Singh – 16 November 2014 @ 10:52 AM
BATU GAJAH: A security guard was injured when his colleague discharged his pump gun in front of a bank here on Saturday evening.
Batu Gajah police district chief Assistant Commissioner Shaharon Anuar Abdul Latif said the incident happened around 5pm.
The 40-year-old victim was hurt in his back.
“Initial investigation revealed that the victim was injured after his friend, who is also a security guard, discharged his gun towards the road.
“The shot caused part of the road gravel to dart and hit the victim.
“The victim was taken to the Batu Gajah Hospital where he received outpatient treatment… it was a scratch on the skin measuring about 2cm,” he said here today.
STAY AWAY FROM SECURITY GUARDS WITH GUNS at supermarkets, jewellery shops, banks and other places with armed security guards!
It was an accident but that’s where the danger is, isn’t it?
Monday November 10, 2014 MYT 11:08:30 PM
Security guard dies after shooting himself in chest
BALIK PULAU: A security guard accidentally shot himself dead when he tried to remove a round of ammunition that was stuck in the chamber of his pump gun.
State deputy CID chief Asst Comm P.R. Gunarajan said M. Pusbanathan, 52, had removed four rounds of ammunition before leaving the bank where he worked in Sungai Dua and returning to his security firm in Bukit Jambul near here.
“When he tried to take out the last round from the chamber of the gun at the firm at 8.45pm, he accidentally triggered it and shot himself in the chest.
NICHOLAS CHENG GETS ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE SUNDAY STAR!
EXCLUSIVE: Even as the security industry continues to be monitored, additional measures have been put in place to raise the quality of our guards and make the companies they work for more accountable to their clients
Measures under way to raise quality of guards
KUALA LUMPUR: Even as the security industry continues to be monitored, additional measures have been put in place to raise the quality of our guards and make the companies they work for more accountable to their clients.
The steps involve the training of guards and management courses for board members of security firms.
From next year, security firms must have at least 10% of their Malaysian guards trained and certified by the police before the Home Ministry would even consider renewing their company licences.
Industry sources said the authorities might push the requirement to 20% by 2016.
The ministry vets the guards before they undergo a six-day course at police academies where they learn how to handle firearms, first aid and fire fighting, and are lectured on the relevant laws.
The ministry has also made it mandatory for all board members of security firms to attend an annual management course for them to have their licences renewed.
“With these initiatives, the ministry hopes to check the use of untrained, illegal immigrants as security guards and stop other activities that violate the Private Agencies Act 1971.
THINK AGAIN BEFORE YOU WALK NEAR A SECURITY GUARD AT A SUPERMARKET!
Watch and see: Does he have a gun? If he has one, stay a safe distance away.
GEORGE TOWN: It was a close call for a security guard at a shopping complex here when he accidentally discharged his firearm to the floor.
In the 9.30am incident, the 40-year-old man was preparing to be on guard at an outlet in mall in Persiaran Gurney.
Fortunately, no one was around at that time as most shops were not yet open and there were no one around.
However, he sustained injuries to his arm as the shrapnel from the marble flooring cut him.
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 10:00
WHAT’S ZAHID DOING? Shocking find – guards at 2 Sibu banks using ‘ILLEGAL FIREARMS’
SIBU – Police here discovered to their shock that two security companies allowed their guards to carry ‘illegal firearms’ while they were on duty in two banks.
In a security check on the two aged 55 and 60 yesterday afternoon, they were found carrying shotguns licensed for hunting and agricultural purposes, and not for security in the bank.
Police seized 13 bullets from the guards.
Sibu police chief ACP Shafie Ismail confirmed the two cases, saying they had arrested the guards and seized their guns for probes under the Firearms Act.
Yesterday: Part 1 – Who’s to blame for AmBank murder?
MP SPEAKS The root of the problem (of mushrooming security firms) lies in Umno-led privatisation…
In the private security sector, licences used to be given only to very senior retired police chiefs or generals. But in recent years, Umno politicians and their proxies received most of the new licences.
For quick money, the Umno-linked licensees are prepared to do anything. And there is practically no scrutiny. So, thanks to them, we become a nation of mercenaries in the form of foreign guards.
Hence, AmBank officer Norazita Abu Talib died because government policies have failed her. She died because the ruling elites were more interested in dishing out permits and licences, and not interested to take a hard look at the real crime situation.
She died because there was no police reform to refocus police’s priorities to curb crime. And she died because cronies’ interests triumphed over ordinary people’s concerns.
Yesterday: Part 1 – Who’s to blame for AmBank murder
LIEW CHIN TONG is Member of Parliament for Kluang and DAP national political education director.
Thursday, 07 November 2013 11:42
Why did Ambank officer Norazita die? Yes, it’s the fault of the UMNO LEADERSHIP
Written by Liew Chin Tong
The murder robbery of Norazita Abu Talib shocked the nation. She was brutally shot in the face by a security guard who was said to possess a fake identity card. The senseless death of the Ambank officer late last month has opened yet another can of worms pertaining to our worsening crime situation