Rice trader fatally shot early today
BUTTERWORTH, June 18 (Bernama) -- A rice trader who arrived home after having a drink with some friends was fatally shot in front of the house at Taman Puyu here early today.
North Seberang Perai district police chief ACP Zulkifli Alias said the incident occurred about 1am when Ooi Chong Tian, 58, was opening the gate to the house to park his car.
It was learnt that a black Proton Wira, with two men inside, had tailed Ooi's car and one of them was believed to have fired at Oii when he got down from his car to open the gate.
"One shot hit Ooi on the head and the other, on the neck," said Zulkifli, adding that the Proton Wira fled the scene after Oii collapsed.
He said Ooi's son who heard the shots rushed out of the house and then sent his father to the Seberang Jaya Hospital.
However, Ooi died while receiving treatment at the hospital, he added.
He said police were investigating the motive for Ooi's murder and urged those with information on the incident to contact the nearest police station.
Compare that news to
Fishermen threaten boycott over subsidy cut
KUCHING: Deepsea fishing trawler operators nationwide are prepared to boycott the sea if the government goes ahead with its decision to abolish super subsidies on diesel.
In an absolute show of unity, the operators from Sarawak said if the government continued to remain adamant, then its members together with their associates nationwide will stage a boycott and stay away from fishing.
Already the Perak Trawlers Association has said that it will stage a boycott on June 11.
The government’s decision to abolish super subsidies went into effect on June 1.
Said Kuching Trawlers Association secretary Tan Boon Ting: “We will be meeting all our counterparts in Peninsular Malaysia on June 11 to discuss the matter. We will stand together over this issue.
“If we reach a common stand, we may call for a boycott. The cutting of fuel subsidy should not be taken lightly.”
Tan said that cutting the subsidy was damaging to their livelihood and all the associations throughout the country were in touch with each other and shared the same view on the issue.
“If the cut is in place, we will have to pay extra RM10,000 per trip. It is impossible for us to absorb this extra cost.
“If we do that, members will have to adjust the price of fish and the consumers will pay higher prices. And it will have serious repercussions on the fishing industry.
“If government insists on implementing the fuel subsidy cut, we will not go out to fish anymore, ” he said.
In an immediate reaction to the government’s announcement last month, the Sarawak Fishing Vessels Association had also urged the government to rescind its decision.
Its chairman, Ha Tung Ting, had warned of “serious repercussions” if the government went ahead with the move.
The trawlers and other logistics-related groups were among those directly affected by the government’s decision to withdraw subsidies.
The move is expected to save the government RM659.30 million.
Following the government’s announcement, the Sarawak Lorries Transport Association (SLTA) decided to raise the transport charges from 20% to 30%.
SLTA president Jong Foh Jit said its members had no choice but to raise the charges to cover their overhead costs.
More industries affected by the government’s controversial decision are expected to announce similar increases.
Surely the Chinese rice trader and the Chinese Trawlers Association have some connection with the underworld Chinese gangsters! The civillians here are not allowed to buy guns freely unlike in America.
A report about about Malaysia Chinese gang is quoted as below :
The author writes that criminal groups like the triads are “run as businesses”, and deals are made with the authorities who often “turn a blind eye to what these gangs do”.
Read more about it here.
I am sure that is what is happening all around us because we ourselves can see that pirated CDs/DVDs seller are mushrooming everywhere and nobody, even the authorities seems to care about apprehending them.
That is one example, another one is the prostitution dens which had been covered up by massage parlours which had been mushrooming in Selangor. I think that DAP is the mastermind behind that.
If the authorities are doing their job honestly and do not receive bribes, I am sure the crimes will be reduced significantly.
Moreover, there had been news that the person behind the organized crime are someone influential and powerful. So, need we say more?
Anyone who has the dough can literally can get with anything. Money makes the world go round.