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Gang 360 Devan is said to be a the notorious underworld Gang 36, which has been linked to a spate of violent crimes, and even high profile murders.
20 July 2017
16 plead not guilty for being members of ‘Gang 360 Devan’
Last updated on 19 July 2017 – 08:33pm
KUALA LUMPUR: 16 men pleaded not guilty for being members of Gang 360 Devan at the High Court here today.
The accused, aged between 24 and 48, were brought to the court at 8am and had their charges read to them.
The accused were Yasotaran, S. Manimaran, C. Murugan, L. Lengas Seperan, D. R. Yasothararaj, D. Sivanantha, A. Balan, M. Sathia Tamil Siva, P. Sures, P. Murugan, B. Ravindran, K. Ram Kumar, D. Manivannan, S. Logonanthan, S. Maran, M. Murugan – were charged under Section 130V(1) of the Penal Code with being members of Gang 360 Devan.
They were charged with becoming members of the group at a company along Jalan Perniagaan Masria 1, Pusat Perniagaan Masria, Batu 9, Cheras, between Jan 1, 2015 and June 3, this year.
A tensed situation developed at the high court when some 100 family members filled the lobby area in front of the High Court in Jalan Duta Courts Complex here. They were allowed to watch the proceedings via a live broadcast via a large screen set up outside as the court.
Only the lawyers, deputy public prosecutors and reporters were allowed to enter.
Heavily armed policemen holding submachine guns were seen in the courtroom.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Saiful Idris Zainuddin, assisted by Mohamad Mustaffa P. Kunyalam and Muhammad Fadzlan Mohd Noor, later applied for a joint trial with 36 other accused charged with the same offence previously.
All 52 accused were previously charged at the Kajang Sessions Court. No plea was recorded.
7 March 2017
Datuk among 29 members of Gang 360 Devan charged
KAJANG: Twenty-nine men, including a Datuk believed to be with Gang 360 Devan, were charged at the Sessions Court here with taking part in organised crime, amid tight security.
Outside the courthouse, several policemen, wearing balaclavas and holding machine guns, stood guard.
Inside the court, more than a dozen policemen were on duty, assisted by several plainclothes personnel.
The accused were aged between 25 and 74.
Datuk Kalai no longer MIC member since arrested as part of Gang 360 Devan
Last updated on 6 March 2017 – 10:50pm
PETALING JAYA: Businessman and politician Datuk Kalai Arasu Muniandy is no longer attached to the MIC.
According to a source close to the party leadership, Kalai Arasu, 45, or Kajang Kalai as he is popularly known, had been part of the faction led by former party president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel during the party’s recent crisis.
“During the party crisis those who were with the opposing team were not recognised as party members with their membership deemed null and void.
The 45-year-old was among 30 men believed to be members of Gang 360 Devan who were charged at the Kajang Sessions court, today, under the Security Offences and Special Measures Act (Sosma) for alleged involvement in organised crime activities.
He was charged under Section 130V1 of the Penal Code for offences related to organised crime, which carries a maximum 20 years jail term if convicted.
Kalai Arasu who reportedly joined MIC in 2000 and had served as the MIC’s Hulu Langat division Youth chief for more than a decade.
He was also a member of the MIC national youth council and the treasurer of Selangor MIC Youth
He was shot three times by two unknown assailants on a motorcycle while sitting in a coffeeshop in Kajang in 2010.
Hospitalised for two weeks, Kalai Arasu survived his ordeal. His brother M. Thanabalan also reportedly survived a gun attack in 2013.
Despite being listed as the leader of Gang 36 in a list purportedly issued by the Home Ministry during Ops Cantas in 2013, Kalai Arasu has always denied links to the underworld.
7 July 2017
Cops pull out all stops in crackdown on gangs
KUALA LUMPUR: The police have vowed to intensify their nationwide crackdown on gangsters, regardless of affiliations or connections, with another syndicate boss caught in the dragnet and dozens of henchmen on the run.
The leader of the Double Seven Gang, who was detained in Seremban on Tuesday night, is the latest high-ranking organised crime figure to be put behind bars in the current phase of the special operation codenamed Ops Cantas Khas.
Held under the Societies Act 1966, the 47-year-old man was also wanted by police for a crime in Chenderiang, Perak.
It is learnt that the suspect, known among gang members as Pak Long Gan or Brother Gan, was also affiliated to other associations and organisations.
Sources said the Double Seven Gang was involved in multiple crimes including criminal intimidation and protection rackets.
“They also ‘guard’ parking lots for businesses such as nightclubs, and charge exorbitant fees,” a source said.
Angry youths spray school wall after ‘losing’ their territory
PETALING JAYA: A bunch of youths have spray-painted symbols of their gang on the walls of a school in Sitiawan after they were prevented from using the field to drink and party at night.
In a news report in The Star Online, an employee of SJK (T) Ladang Sungai Wangi, who declined to be named, said the youths were believed to be members of Gang 04, judging by the symbols they spray-painted on the school wall.
The walls were erected to prevent the youths from using the school field as their personal “playground” at night.
“When the walls were erected, the boys hurled profanities at school officials. They felt that we had trampled on their ‘territory’,” The Star Online quoted the employee as saying.
The youths also often left the field littered with beer bottles.
“This has been happening for many years. Areas such as Ladang Sungai Wangi, Kampung Deralik and Taman Nesa are known for problems like gangsterism, drugs and alcohol abuse,” he said.
School authorities are not the only ones at the mercy of these youths. Residents too are fearful of them and choose to keep mum when the youths act unruly.
29 May 2017
Five including a ‘datuk’ charged with being members of criminal gang
GEORGE TOWN, May 29 — Five men including one with the title “Datuk” were today charged in the Sessions Court with being members of an organised crime group, “Gang 24”.
Two of the accused, Lim Boon Hooi, 40, and Toh Kae Luen, 26, nodded their heads to indicate that they understood the charge when it was read out to them in Mandarin and Hokkien in Sessions Court 1 before judge Norsalha Hamzah.
In Sessions Court 2, the other accused, Datuk Koh Thiam Hua, 38, Chan Yi Heng, 22 and Harry Tan Cheng Yu, 31, also nodded their heads when the charge was read out to them before judge Irwan Suaibon.
They were charged with being members of Gang 24 Penang from January 1, 2015 until May 6, this year.
The charge is under Section 130V(1) of the Penal Code which provides for a jail term of up to 20 years, if convicted.
No plea was recorded from all the accused as they are being detained under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (SOSMA) 2012.
24 May 2017
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Cops shoot dead ‘Geng Pam’ leader
TAPAH: The leader of the notorious “Geng Pam”, who was on the most wanted list in Perak, was shot dead by police along Jalan Air Kuning-Teluk Intan here today.
Perak police chief Hasnan Hassan said in the 3.30pm incident, a team from the Perak police headquarters conducting patrols in Air Kuning attempted to hail down the suspect’s car as it was using false number plates.
“However, the the suspect sped away. Following a high-speed chase, the suspect’s car skidded. He got out of the car and fired three shots at the policemen, who responded by firing two shots which hit him in the chest. He died on the spot,” he told reporters at the scene.
He said police recovered a pistol with a bullet still in it and three spent shells and also three machetes from the suspect’s car.
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Malaysia is a land of great opportunities. Even a gangster can become a datuk or datuk seri.
And are they role models for students?
8 May 2017
52 teenagers, nabbed for ruckus in front of Klang schools, charged
KLANG: A total of 52 teenagers, aged between 15 and 18, were charged at the Klang magistrate’s court here, this morning with participating in unlawful assemblies in front of four schools in the district on April 20 and 21.
The accused; 42 of whom are school students, nine school dropouts and a college student, were charged in front of Magistrate Nor Asma Ahmad under Section 143 of the Penal Code.
The offence carries a maximum of six-month jail, or fine, or both if found guilty.
Only one of the accused – VT Ashwin, from Taman Sentosa, Klang was tried as an adult while the rest were tried as children under the Child Act 2001.
According to facts of the case, the teenagers were accused of participating in unlawful assemblies in front of SMK Sri Andalas about 12.30pm on April 20, and in front of SMK Raja Mahadi, SMK Simpang Lima, and SMK Kampung Jawa between 12.40pm and 1.15pm on April 21.
They were accused to have committed the offence as depicted in videos of cake cutting ceremonies, where the cakes used were decorated with number ’24’.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Syed Farid Syed Ali said only three of the accused, who were not represented, pleaded guilty while the rest claimed trial.
52 youths, mostly students, charged over illegal assembly
2 May 2017
Members of Gang 24 and Gang 36 are on borrowed time: Deputy IGP
IPOH: Police are closing in on Gang 24 and Gang 36 members, two of the country’s most notorious secret societies said Tan Seri Noor Rashid Ibrahim.
The Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIGP) said it is only a matter of time before they are nabbed.
He said the police’s Special Task Force for Anti-Vice, Gaming and Gangsterism (STAGG) are closing in on the gangs leaders following the arrests of Gang 24 and Gang 36 members nationwide.
“We will be launching a special operation to nab their members who think that they are at their peak in gang-related activities now.
“For starters, we are gathering every detail we can about these leaders in order to build a solid case against them under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (Sosma) 2012,” he told reporters here after witnessing the handing over of duties by outgoing Perak police chief Commissioner Datuk Seri Abd Rahim Hanafi to his deputy, Commissioner Datuk Hasnan Hassan.
On the 40 people arrested after a video clip of a “celebration” in honour of Gang 24 outside a school in Klang which went viral, Noor Rashid said the youngsters would be charged under Section 143 of the Penal Code for unlawful assembly and destroying public or private property.
Mastermind among 13 arrested over alleged links to Gang 24
SHAH ALAM: Police have arrested 13 more suspects including three students over suspected links to the Gang 24 secret society.
Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Fadzil Ahmat said they were arrested over the weekend following several operations in Klang.
This follows investigations into two videos of a group of students celebrating in honour of Gang 24 went viral last month.
“We used the long weekend to continue our operations to stamp out these gang activities in schools.
“We arrested three students including a 17-year-old suspect believed to be the mastermind,” he told reporters at the Selangor police headquarters Tuesday following the handing over ceremony of the Selangor Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief.
He said since operations began almost two weeks ago, police have rounded up 43 school students, two college students and eight youths.
20 April 2017
‘Datuk Seri’ among 22 charged over alleged gang membership
‘Datuk Seri’, 21 others claim trial to charge of being part of Gang 24
KUALA LUMPUR: A 55-year-old Datuk Seri and 21 others claimed trial to being members of the infamous ‘Geng 24’ in Penang at the High Court here today.
The 22 men who were handcuffed together merely pleaded not guilty to the charge read to them separately in Mandarin before judicial commissioner Datuk Ab Karim Ab Rahman.
The courtroom was fully occupied by family members and friends of the accused.
They were Datuk Seri Ng Chian Sia, Teh Swee Chin, 31, Bee Hooi Siang, 44, Eee Ching Hock, 47, Jeremy Cheng Yee Fun, 34, Mah Chee Seng, 46, Yeoh Kah Man, 26, Goh Chun Shien, 36, Ng Ah Boey, 37, Yeoh Choon Hin, 37, Teng Kok Haw, 26, Lim Leong Huat, 27, Chee Chia Heng, 32, Song Wai Hon, 33, Teoh Jong Yow, 36, Yeoh Choon Hong, 45, Lee Chew Hong, 40, Tan Soo Ching, 36, Teh Hang Beng, 38, Tang Soon Poh, 24, Teoh Chin Yeow, 24, and Teng Kok Loon, 29.
They were charged with being members of an organised criminal group ‘Geng 24 Pulau Pinang’ in Timur Laut, Penang between Jan 1, 2015 and Jan 29, this year.
Their charged under Section 130 V (1) of the Penal Code carries an imprisonment of at least five years and not more than 20 years, if convicted.
No bail were allowed on the accused as the case fell under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma).
The court fixed May 4 for mention.
‘Datuk Seri’ among 22 charged with becoming ‘criminal group’ members
A total of 22 men, including one with a ‘Datuk Seri’ title, pleaded not guilty in the High Court in Kuala Lumpur today to a charge of becoming members of an organised criminal group known as ‘Geng 24 Pulau Pinang’.
They are Ng Chian Sia, 55; Teh Swee Chin, 31; Bee Hooi Siang, 44; Eee Ching Hock, 47; Jeremy Cheng Yee Fun, 34; Mah Chee Seng, 46; Yeoh Kah Man, 26; Goh Chun Shien, 36; Ng Ah Boey, 37; Yeoh Choon Hin, 37, and Teng Kok Haw, 26.
Others are Lim Leong Huat, 27; Chee Chia Heng, 32; Song Wai Hon, 33; Teoh Jong Yow, 36; Yeoh Choon Hong, 45; Lee Chew Hong, 40; Tan Soo Ching, 36; Teh Hang Beng, 38; Tang Soon Poh, 24; Teoh Chin Yeow, 24, and Teng Kok Loon, 29.
All of them, who were in handcuffs, made the plea after the charge was read out to them separately in Mandarin before Judicial Commissioner Ab Karim Ab Rahman.
They were charged with becoming members of the organised criminal group in the Timur Laut district between Jan 1, 2015 and Jan 29 this year.
21 March 2017
DPP seeks High Court hearing for Gang 24 case
GEORGE TOWN: The prosecution in the case of a Datuk Seri and 21 others charged with being members of the infamous Gang 24 in Penang has requested for the case to be heard at a High Court.
DPP Saiful Edris Zainuddin issued a consent and requisition in the Sessions Court here for the case to be heard in the High Court as it falls under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma).
Businessman Datuk Seri Ng Chian Sia, 55, believed to be the gang’s top boss, and 21 other men were arrested during an operation code named Ops Cantas Mutiara launched on Jan 28 by the Bukit Aman Criminal Investigations Department and Penang Criminal Investigations Department.
Also charged are Teh Swee Chin, 31, Bee Hooi Siang, 44, Eee Ching Hock, 44, and Jeremy Cheng Yee Fun, 34, for being members of Gang 24 between Jan 1, 2015, and Jan 29 this year in George Town.
9 Feb 2017
Who is this Datuk Seri, a businessman in his 50s, the leader of Gang 24 in Penang? Police believe that he is linked to the murder of Datuk Ong Teik Kwong (Dr M, No. 2 in the gang), who was allegedly shot by his bodyguard near the Penang Bridge on December 1.
Which is the political party the Datuk Seri and the 4 Datuks are involved in?
Cops: Gangsters financed by VIPs
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 9 ― A Datuk Seri and four Datuks involved in politics were recently nabbed over their involvement with violent gangs.
Police warned more gang members will be picked up soon.
The Datuk Seri, a businessman in his 50s, was picked up on January 27. He was the leader of Gang 24 in Penang and was linked to the murder of Datuk Ong Teik Kwong, who was allegedly shot by his bodyguard near the Penang Bridge on December 1.
“He has a money-lending business and ran an ice cube company,” a police source in the thick of the investigations revealed.
“The Datuk Seri financed the Penang gang and gave out instructions to the members.”
Bukit Aman Criminal Investigations Department director Datuk Seri Mohmad Salled said the four Datuks, in their 40s and 50s, were ranking members of Gang 360 Devan ― a splinter group of Gang 36. They were arrested at various locations in Kuala Lumpur last Friday.
8 Feb 2017
‘Datuk Seri’ with suspected gang ties among 114 detained under Sosma
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 — A ‘Datuk Seri’ and five ‘Datuks’ were among 114 individuals detained under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (Sosma) 2012 in Ops Cantas since 2015.
Bukit Aman CID director Datuk Seri Mohamad Salleh said those detained were believed to be members of secret societies (gangsters).
They were members of Gang 360 Deven (Klang Valley), Gang 24 (Penang), Gang William (Pahang) Gang Latino Dago (Colombia), Gang 04 Sungai Siput, Gang 21 Japan and Gang 04 Paper Kumar (Penang).
“Police seized 22 pistols, one rifle, 916 bullets, cash RM167,193, two vehicles, jewellery and drugs worth RM1.75 million,” he told a press conference here, today.
On January 27, police detained 22 members of Gang 24 including a ‘Datuk Seri’ under Sosma, together with three firearms, 60 rounds of ammunition and cash RM130,000. Nine others are still at large.