22 April 2017
Shooting at Hindu priest’s home: Six detained, gunman at large
GEORGE TOWN: Police have detained five men and a boy in connection with last night’s shooting incident at a Hindu priest’s house at Jalan Satu, Air Itam here.
Northeast district police chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Mior Faridalatrash Wahid said the six, aged between 14 and 55, were arrested in Air Itam and Datuk Keramat.
“They have been remanded for a week to assist in investigations,” he said.
Hindu priest shot at by gunman in Penang
Hindu priest survives close encounter with gunmen in Penang
Penang police forensic experts scouring the crime scene in Jalan Satu, Air Itam, where a Hindu priest narrowly avoided being gunned down last night. Pix by Shahnaz Fazlie Shahrizal
GEORGE TOWN: A Hindu priest had a close brush with death when he narrowly avoided being shot in front of his home in Jalan Satu, Air Itam here last night.
The man, in his late 50s, was watering plants in front of his home around 9.30pm when the incident occurred.
Two men on a motorcycle rode past. One of the men fired off several shots in his direction.
The man, startled, fell to the ground upon hearing the shots.
However, none of the shots struck him.
A neighbour, N. Manju Bhargavi, 23, said she was home with her family just a few blocks away from the victim’s house when the shooting took place.
“We heard three loud sounds. I thought it was from a house nearby where a wedding was taking place. I thought it was a firecracker or something.
“About 15 minutes later, I stepped out of the house and saw police patrol cars on the street. It was only then that I realised those were gunshots,” she said when met at the crime scene yesterday.
She said she had noticed several suspicious-looking individuals in the neighbourhood a few weeks ago.
A source told the NST that initial investigations suggest that the shots were meant as a warning, and not to kill.
It was alleged that the priest, who is attached to a nearby temple, is plagued with debts.
21 April 2017
20 April 2017 | MYT 8:25 PM
Plainclothes cop stabbed for asking man not to smoke
SHAH ALAM: A plainclothes policeman was assaulted and stabbed after he asked a man not to smoke at a petrol station in Seksyen 7 here.
In the incident at 9am Thursday, Kpl Mohamad Azli Hashim, 32, was at the petrol station after sending his colleagues for a checkup at a nearby hospital.
He saw a man smoking and asked him to stop, saying it was dangerous, but the man ignored the advice.
Kpl Mohamad Azli, who is with the Selangor contingent headquarters Special Branch unit, then asked the man about a tattoo on his body.
Snubbing the question, the man walked back to his motorcycle parked nearby.
When Kpl Mohamad Azli followed him, the man became agitated, turned around and attacked him.
A struggle ensued and resulted in the policeman being stabbed in the right thigh, believed to be with a sharp object.
The man abandoned his motorcycle and fled, while members of the public helped send the policeman to Hospital Shah Alam.
Man stabs policeman over non-smoking verbal reminder
Cop stabbed after telling man not to smoke at petrol station
SHAH ALAM: A policeman was stabbed in his thigh this morning after telling off a man for smoking at a petrol station in Section 7, Shah Alam.
In the 9am incident, Lance Corporal Mohamad Azli Hashim, 32, attached with the Selangor police’s Special Branch Unit, had gone to the petrol station after dropping off his colleagues for a health check up at the Shah Alam Hospital.
District police chief Assistant Commissioner Shafien Mamat said while waiting for them, Azli spotted a man lighting up at the petrol station and advised him against it.
“Instead, the man ignored the cop. When questioned about a tattoo on his body, the man just walked off towards a motorcycle.
“Suspecting something amiss, the policeman followed him. Angry, the man turned around and attacked the cop.
“During a struggle, the man suddenly pulled out a knife and stabbed the policeman in his right thigh. He then sped off on the motorcycle,” he said.
Shafien said members of the public then took the policeman to the Shah Alam Hospital for treatment.