KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 16, 2015:
Police are waging a war against triad members, carrying out operations to get rid of them and put an end to their illegal activities.
Klang Selatan police chief Assistant Commissioner Kamarul Zaman Mamat, in a statement today, said 14 senior officers and 56 police personnel were involved in the operation that began yesterday.
“PDRM (Malaysian Royal Police) since yesterday has begun efforts to search and arrest those believed to be gang members, seizing several triad articles such as banners.
“Klang Selatan police have also conducted roadblocks and checks on houses, gathering places and entertainment centres that we believe are the location where these triad members meet and socialise.”
Kamarul added that the operations proved successful when not more than 20 people attended the funeral of a 26-year-old Gang 36 member who was shot dead in Taman Jaya Utama, Teluk Panglima Garang, last Saturday.
“There was speculation that 300 to 500 people would attend the funeral as he was an important man in the gang.
“But only 20 people showed up as the rest ran off, fearing the possibility of being arrested.”
Recently, reports surfaced stating that there appeared to be gang rivalry taking place in Klang, heightened by the murder of Gang 24 chief known in the “industry” as Asli Guna.
According to TheMalay Mail, the 34-year-old man was having a drink with a friend when a group of men stabbed him to death last Wednesday.
On Saturday, in what police believed to be an act of retaliation, the 26-year-old Gang 36 member was shot dead in his car, merely 700 metres from his home.
Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Commissioner Datuk Mohd Adnan Abdullah was reported to have said that investigators were looking into the possibility that gang rivalry may the motive for the two murders.