A Malay gang
Shooting of Gani Patail’s driver solved with arrest of gang members
Sean Augustin -February 17, 2020 1:33 PM
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have solved the 2017 shooting of former attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail’s driver with the arrest of several gang members last month.
Bukit Aman CID director Huzir Mohamed also said they have crippled the gang, known as Ayah Yie Tiger 99 or AYT 99.
Huzir said the gang was paid RM30,000 to shoot Gani’s driver.
“The shooter in his 40s is still at large,” he told a press conference.
“He is also a gang member.”
In the incident which happened about two years ago, the 40-year-old victim, known only as Mustafa, was standing at the front door of his house when two men rode up on a motorcycle.
One of them called out the victim’s name while the other fired a shot, hitting him in the leg.
When asked about the motive for the shooting, Huzir said the driver had a “personal issue” with another group that hired AYT 99.
He said five people were involved in the shooting.
Huzir said the leader as well as three civil servants were among the 12 gang members, aged between 24 and 49, who were nabbed on Jan 2.
Mob boss Ayah Yie behind shooting of former AG’s driver, nabbed with 11 others
KUALA LUMPUR: The underworld crime gang behind the shooting of former Attorney General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail’s driver was busted with the arrest of mob boss Ayah Yie and 11 gang members.
Bukit Aman Criminal Investigations Department (CID) director Comm Datuk Huzir Mohammed said the gang known as Ayah Yie Tiger 99 (AYT99), had been terrorising people in Selangor, especially Klang, for the past eight years.
“We have been tracking them since September last year following news reports of the gang allegedly intimidating a police officer.
“A team from the Anti-Vice, Gambling and Secret Societies Division (D7) along with another team from special operations (D8) and Special Branch arrested the head of the gang known as Ayah Yie and 11 other members, three of whom are civil servants in Kelantan and Selangor,” he said.
Comm Huzir added that the men, aged between 24 and 49, were remanded for 28 days from Jan 23 and are expected to be charged in court Tuesday (Feb 18).
“Two of those arrested were involved in the shooting (of Gani’s driver) but we have yet to arrest the actual shooter who is an ordinary member in the gang,” he said.
Comm Huzir added all those arrested had past criminal records ranging from assault to drug offences.
He added about 20 more members of the gang are still at large and police are tracking them down.