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Well, IGP, what say you now?

Posted in Uncategorized by malaysiasms on June 5, 2009



Two years ago, Malaysia Today wrote a series of 12 articles about the Johor Chinese underworld that controls the drugs, loan shark, prostitution and illegal gambling syndicate. Malaysia Today revealed that the syndicate has sprouted its wings to the other states, transforming itself into a nationwide enterprise in partnership with the top guns in the police force, the IGP in particular. It took two years for this story to finally make the mainstream newspapers.


Raja Petra Kamarudin

Police out to catch Ah Long ‘fathers’
New Straits Times, 3 June 2009

State police chief Datuk Mokhtar Shariff said police were completing their investigations into the ringleaders of illegal moneylending syndicates and expected to bring them to book soon.

He said these “fathers” provided the syndicates with strong financial backing through their close links with crime syndicates involved in prostitution, drug trafficking and four-digit gambling.

“We believe their wealth is linked to money-laundering.

“My warning to them is that we will get you and take you off the streets,” he said after a joint operation by police and the Johor Baru City Council to remove Ah Long stickers and bunting in the city here yesterday.

The operation, which was also carried out in other districts, was aimed at giving the local authorities a morale booster in the war against Ah Long syndicates.

Mokhtar said police would not tolerate Ah Long activities and he criticised those who borrowed from Ah Long because of their gambling addiction.

City mayor and council president Datuk Naim Nasir, who was present, said it was illegal to put up stickers and bunting to advertise moneylending services, a common practice among Ah Long.

“It does not matter whether it is licensed or otherwise. The fact is that such a form of advertisement is illegal.

“It ruins public property and brings no benefit to society, besides being an eyesore.”

On snatch thefts, Mokhtar said police had arrested 104 suspects, most of whom were drug addicts.



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