Thursday, 31 October 2013

Another armed guard turns robber

Armed security guard with fake ID robs goldsmith shop in Setapak

KUALA LUMPUR: An armed security guard from Sabah with a fake Identity Card, robbed a goldsmith shop in Setapak which he was tasked to guard, at gunpoint this morning.

The 26-year old guard  stormed into the the premise in KL festival City Mall shortly after it was opened for business at about 9am and pointed his gun at the seven workers including branch manager.
City police deputy CID chief Assistant Commissioner Khairi Ahrasa said no one was injured in the incident.

"The suspect is the guard on duty for the store that day. He fled with an undisclosed amount jewellery," he said when met at the Kuala Lumpur hospital this morning.
The robbery closely resembled the murder-cum-robbery in Subang last week where a bank's security guard, also from Sabah and with a fake ID, shot dead a bank officer and fled with RM450,000. - NST

The goldsmith shop in KL festival City Mall in Setapak which was robbed at gunpoint by its own security guard.

Armed guard robs jewellery outlet in Setapak (updated)

PETALING JAYA: An armed security guard robbed a jewellery outlet at the KL Festival City Mall in Setapak near here Thursday.
The robbery occurred around 9am and a police source said the suspect was identified as a Sabahan but is believed to hold a fake identity card.
The security guard, who had been on the job for less than two months, had pointed a pistol at the store owner and escaped with a tray of jewellery around 9am.
City deputy CID chief Asst Comm Khairy Ahrasa said the owner and the three staff in were getting ready to open the store at the time.
"They had read about what happened at the bank and quickly gave him a tray of jewellery out of fear," he said.
The guard, still in his uniform, took the tray and casually walked out of the mall.
"It happened so fast that no one, apart from the staff from the store, knew what had happened," he said, adding that police are still checking the value of the stolen jewellery.
Police are also checking if the pistol used in the robbery was issued to him by his security firm or was privately owned.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said that it was possible that this security guard was a copycat robber.
"It is possible that this security guard got the idea from the security guard from AmBank.
"I also do not rule out more cases involving security guards robbing their employers," he said.
He urged all security companies to check their personnel thoroughly.
"If there is any doubt or red flags raised, please contact the police and we will help you," he said.
Khalid added that police are also paying closer attention to security guards now and random checks are ongoing nationwide.
When contacted, the security firm that hired the guard said he was identified as a Sabahan in his IC, but declined to comment if they performed any vetting on him or whether he was licensed to carry a firearm.
On Oct 23, a security guard shot dead bank officer Norazita Abu Talib after she opened the strongroom of an AmBank branch in Subang Jaya.
The guard escaped with about RM450,000 from the vault.
Police managed to recover about RM20,000 after arresting three of the suspect's family members. A manhunt has been launched for the guard.
It was reported that the man had a fake Malaysian IC stating that he was from Tawau, Sabah. - The Star
As some 'friends' told me earlier today, it is certainly not the right time to point fingers at anyone/authority/minister/ministry or security company. I fully agree with the opinion and the unsolicited 'political' advice that came with the opinion.
We must not be pointing fingers BUT we must get to the root cause of this stupid situation that we are in. It is so stupid because the guards who are suppose to protect our banks and gold shops are turning robbers and murderers. 
In both cases, the robbery cum murder in Ambank USJ Subang and this latest jewellery shop heist, the robbers are reported to be guards with fake identity papers. 
How did someone with fake identity papers got employed as a security guard? Under normal circumstance there is absolutely to chance for someone with fake ID papers to do so.
How did these 'fake ID' guards came into possession of those firearms? 
No, we are not pointing fingers at anyone here but I guess someone has to be responsible. 
I pray the Home Ministry will get to the root cause of this problem as soon as possible as I'm sure many on the streets of Malaysia and beyond want to know what actually happened.  
Please tell us the truth and then do something to rectify the situation. I'm sure that is not too much to ask from the government. 
Oh ya. BTW don't forget to punish the culprits... the rogue guards and those who made it possible for them to be employed and armed. 
p/s I hope there are no more copy cat cases of similar nature as pointed out by the IGP.

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You need an ex-cop to do the job

Well done Deputy Home Minister Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar. This ex-cop is truly a no nonsense guy. 

Ministry pulls the plug on Kawalan Prima's operations
PETALING JAYA: Security firm Kawalan Prima Sdn Bhd has to surrender its firearms and stop operating by today, said Deputy Home Minister Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.
He said the company was served a show-cause letter on Oct 25 that expires today.
“The company only responded to the letter on Tuesday. They have to stop operating by tomorrow (today),” he said when contacted yesterday.
“The security unit in the Home Ministry has been instructed to do what is necessary, including raiding their offices and confiscating their guns. The action is not so immediate because we have to give them notice,” he added.
It was reported that a security guard shot dead bank officer Norazita Abu Talib after she opened the strongroom of an Ambank branch in Subang Jaya on Oct 23.
The guard escaped with about RM450,000 from the vault.- The Star 
Security firm ordered to shut down
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct  31 — Security firm Kawalan Prima Sdn Bhd will have to cease operations today and surrender its firearms to the police immediately.
Failure to do so will result in the police raiding the company’s premises and seizing all weapons.
Deputy Home Minister Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the security firm has to comply as the company’s operating licence was revoked yesterday.- MalayMail
... but what next?

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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

REVOKED or just a show cause?

Kawalan Prima licence revoked but operating as usual 

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — The security company whose licence was revoked a day after its guard shot and killed an AmBank officer a week ago, is still operating as usual.

The Malay Mail visited the bank branch in USJ Sentral 2 in Subang Jaya yesterday and saw a guard from Kawalan Prima Sdn Bhd on duty.

This was despite Home Ministry senior deputy secretary-general Datuk Alwi Ibrahim’s announcement that Kawalan Prima’s licence had been revoked.

An AmBank spokesman said that Kawalan Prima was still authorised to provide services as the firm was only given a show-cause letter from the Home Ministry. - 

The above is part of a MalayMail report  that poses more questions than answers into the circumstances leading to the recent brutal murder of an Ambank officer, by an armed guard engaged to protect the bank employees. 

The Home Ministry's announcement of the revocation of the operating license of the security company, a decision which was re-affirmed by the Home Minister himself, is certainly a wise 'no nonsense' decision in the best interest of the public. 

But as pointed out in my earlier postings, the general public tend to trust statement (esp that coming from politicians) less. Action speaks louder than words!

If the above MalayMail report is to be taken as the truth then there is something really wrong (or corrupted) in the implementation of directives in the Home Ministry. 

Why is it that Kawalan Prima appears to be above the Home Ministry/Home MInister and the law? 

As I said earlier, the level of trust is very low. When you say one thing to the Press and then there is no follow through. When people discover that you were just paying lip service, everything falls through the hole of distrust. 

STRICT: Firms not up to par will have their licences revoked

PUTRAJAYA: THE Home Ministry will conduct a massive operation nationwide to vet the identities of  private security guards and check whether their employers  are complying  with regulations.
This comes in the wake of the death of an AmBank employee in Subang Jaya on Wednesday. The victim was shot dead by a guard said to have been hired without proper security checks.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the exercise was necessary to ensure that security firms complied with licensing requirements and that every guard hired was qualified.
"I have ordered the review on all security firms to see if they had complied with the requirements for the licences they had applied for. They will be graded accordingly."
Zahid said firms that failed to comply with the requirements or found to have misused their firearms licence would have their licences revoked.
"The security firms will be graded A, B or C for their level of compliance. The firms that are not up to par will have their licences revoked." - NST

Warnings and feel good statements could be necessary but I'm sure action could speak louder. 

Why is it that it appears as though the Home Ministry is powerless to act against a security company that armed an illegal immigrant with a firearm?

The illegal immigrant with fake ID killed a mother of two with the firearm supplied by the security company.... and the Home Ministry just gives the irresponsible security company a showcause letter (as per the MM report)?

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Monday, 28 October 2013

Who owns the 'KILLER GUARD' security company?

UPDATED! @1855hrs

It has been brought to our attention that Home Minister Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi has revealed the company as Kawalan Prima Sdn.Bhd and has re-assured that the operating license was revoked today after a five-day grace period for appeal. 
We shall await the next course of action from the Royal Malaysian Police, the Home Ministry and the Attorney General's Chambers. 

Well done and thank you Datuk Seri Home Minister!

Home Ministry must expose the culprits or risk being ridiculed

Anonymous Anonymous said...
this is a very serious offence due negligence of the security company which employed this bastard cold blooded murderer.

it is time the authority charge the company's directors and charge them under the penal code if it applies.

its just too much for a husband to lose a wife and children to lose a mother due to greed and negligence of such company directors.

Friday, October 25, 2013 10:04:00 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
It is a tragedy waiting to happen. The Home Ministry has been closing one eye on Security companies.

Non-Malaysians SHOULD NEVER be allowed to be hired as security guards. They are walking around sensitive and high risk locations with walkie talkies in hand, speaking in Bangla, Nepali and other languages that the Managers do not understand.

Totally agree that the owners of the Security company must go to jail for such negligence!
Security guards must be made mandatory to be ex-servicemen. Their salaries must be reasonable to attract the right level of personnel

Saturday, October 26, 2013 12:01:00 AM

Anonymous MrAngry said...

The name of the company is K****** P**** Sdn. Bhd.

KDN CLAIM the license was revoked - the company is still operating. The company license was NOT revoked. It may be the statement by KDN can be construed for not telling the truth or the little napoleons at lower level refuse to enforce the revocation.

Proof can be seen, go and judge for yourself. For this weekend, you can see them managing KLCC. Go and look at the badges on the guard. Go walk around the banks on Monday and I garuntee, they are still running the show - including AmBank.

It's sad that those involved do not give a damn about the woman's life. Business as usual.

Saturday, October 26, 2013 7:18:00 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
if the security company is truly owned by M***** Hamid, i strongly doubt any thing more than a slap on the wrist will be taken against her company.

"sri hartamas"

Saturday, October 26, 2013 7:25:00 PM
Above are some of the damning comment on my previous posting urging the Government i.e. the Home Ministry to come down hard on irresponsible companies providing security services in our country. 

As stated earlier, the Home Ministry announced that the operating license of the company involved in the 'killer guard' incident at Ambank USJ Subang Jaya has been revoked. 

Based on the comments above, discussions on Twitter and views of ordinary Malaysians, we could sum up that there is a serious lack of trust. 

Generally people think the culprits, in this case the irresponsible owners/operators of the security company that employed the 'killer guard', will be let off with just a 'slap on the wrist'. 

People think the company was still operating despite the Home Ministry's 'revocation' because the company is owned by powerful, well-connected people. Some say the owner is an Umno politician.    

To put all this wild allegations and rumours to rest, and to prove that the Government of Malaysia is not run by corrupt little napoleons, I humbly call upon the Home Ministry to be transparent in this latest issue. 

The Home Ministry must make the name of the company public. 

The Home Ministry must make sure that the company does not operate as usual despite the revocation of their operating license (if the license has indeed been revoked).

The Home Ministry must initiate legal action against the company for 'arming an illegal immigrant with firearms'. FYI the illegal immigrant, who was given a firearm by this rogue company, killed an innocent young mother of two kids . 

The Home Ministry must come clean on this one. I trust the 'no nonsense' Home Minister to put such nonsense to rest. 

The issue at hand is about the security company employing an illegal immigrant and arming him with a firearm. 

It is not about the 'killer guard's fake identity card. The fake IC would not have been an issue if the company had adhered to the strict rules and regulations in employing security guards.

We don't need smoke screens. Expose, blacklist and charge the culprits. TQ

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Friday, 25 October 2013

Send them to JAIL!

Police are certainly hot on the trail of the Ambank engaged security guard who was involved in the cold-blooded murder of bank officer Norazita in USJ Subang. 

Police have detained three family members of the ARMED security guard who escaped with about RM450,000 from the bank. Those detained are All foreigners from a neighbouring country. I believe they are from Indonesia. 

Initially the suspect was identified as Ardi Bin Hamzah from Tawau, Sabah.
It appears now that the suspect is not from Sabah. He is not a Malaysian. Police say he had used forged identification papers. 

But is it so easy for a foreign criminal to fool the authorities and the security company which not only employed but also armed him with a pump gun? 

Thumbs up to the Home Ministry for revoking the firm's operating license. The Home Ministry/police must now conduct a thorough investigation to ascertain how the foreigner managed to land a job and obtain a pump gun.

Revoking the operating license is certainly not sufficient. We cannot afford to stop there. 

Those who own/operate or run the company must be sent to jail. The punishment must serve as an example to others. It must be a deterrent. 

The Government must come down hard on such irresponsible business people or else we will see a repeat of this gross stupidity.

... or was it sheer greed?  

I also think that the victim's husband and children, and Ambank should file a multi-million legal suit against the security company. 

Teach the culprits a lesson and show the kids who lost their mother at such a young age that there is this thing called justice.

Police: 3 family members of suspect who shot bank officer detained

SHAH ALAM: Selangor Police have apprehended three individuals believed to be family members of the security guard involved in the Ambank shooting who are still on the loose.

One of the three individual is a women believed to be the suspect's wife while the other two are men in their 20's.
Selangor police chief Datuk Mohd Shukri Dahlan said that both male were working as security guards for different security firms.
"We managed to retrieve RM20, 000 of the RM450,000 cash robbed from the bank at one of the security guard's working place.
"They are now in police custody and taken under Immigration law for not having valid travel documents," he said at Selangor police headquarters.
Mohd Shukri said police investigations revealed that the suspect, known as 'Ardi Hamza' was not a Malaysian citizen.
"We are currently investigating whether the suspect have any prior criminal records in his home country.
"At the same time we are working together with the International Police (Interpol) to ensure that the suspect would not be able to leave the country.
"We have also stationed our men at ports and borders across the country as catching him is our main priority now.
"However we believe  that the suspect is still in Selangor and armed with a gun," he said.
Mohd Shukri also urged the public who might have information on the whereabouts of the suspect to immediately inform the police.
On Wednesday at 6.18pm, bank officer Norazita Abu Talib, 37, was shot on the head with a pump gun by the bank's security guard when she opened the bank's strong room with another female officer.

The victim has been working with the bank for 16 years.

Selangor police chief, Datuk Mohd Shukri Dahlan shows a photo of the suspect wanted over murder of bank officer. -- NSTP/Osman Adnan

p/s Wonder how many more criminals are roaming our streets masquerading as security guards, waiting for the opportunity to pounce on.... I wonder where they wander.

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Sunday, 20 October 2013

WANTED TERRORIST Jamalul Kiram III is dead

MANILA, Philippines (Updated) – Jamalul Kiram III, leader of the Sultanate of Sulu, died Sunday morning, October 20, of organ failure at the Philippine Heart Center in Quezon City, his spokesperson Abraham Idjirani said.
He was 75, his daughter Princess Jacel Kiram said in a DZBB radio interview.
Idjirani said relatives will still discuss the funeral arrangements Sunday morning but Kiram made a wish before he passed away to be buried in the traditional capital of the Sultanate of Sulu, in Maimbung, Sulu.
He asked his siblings to continue the Sultanate's fight to reclaim Sabah, Idjirani said, adding that Kiram spoke with his brother Raja Agbimuddin Kiram, who led the Sabah standoff, over the phone a day before he died.
Several followers of the Sultanate of Sulu are presently facing terrorism-related charges in Malaysiaover the incident.
In 2007, Kiram ran for senator under then president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's Team Unity slate.
Prior to his senatorial, Kiram was a member of the Legislative and Executive Advisory Council (LEDAC) on the Sabah Claim. He was also Arroyo's Presidential Adviser on Muslim Royalties' Concern. -Rappler.com

Sulu Sultan Kiram, 75, dies of organ failure


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Sultan Jamalul Kiram III. AP FILE PHOTO
MANILA, Philippines – Sultan Jamalul Kiram III died on Sunday, his daughter told Radyo Inquirer 990AM.
Princess Jacel Kiram said the 75-year old heir of the Sulu sultanate died of multiple organ failure at the Philippine Heart Center at 4:42 a.m. on Sunday.
She said Kiram, who made headlines in February after his men clashed with Malaysian forces in a bid to reclaim Sabah, has long been suffering from kidney problems. He has been confined in the said hospital since Thursday.
“Whatever my father started, he left for us to continue…We should not falter. He’s a great man, a good man. He was priceless. All he wanted was, in his right time, be allowed by Allah to reclaim Sabah for the Filipinos…We’ll be the ones to continue that,” she said.
She said Kiram’s passing was not that hard for the family to accept since her father had already instilled in them that things happen because of the “will of Allah.”
The younger Kiram said they might bring the remains to Jolo, Sulu.
On February 9, 2013, at least 200 men led by the Sultan’s brother Rajah Mudah Agbimuddin Kiram landed in Lahad Datu to reclaim Sabah for the Philippines. The standoff between Kiram’s men and Malaysian authorities had resulted in deadly clashes.
Kiram, one of the heirs of the Sulu sultanate, said they wanted the Philippines to pursue the historical claim on Sabah through the International Court of Justice or the United Nations. His group claims that Sabah was merely leased to the British North Borneo Co. which later transferred its rights to Malaysia. Amid Malaysia claiming Sabah as its state, the Malaysian Embassy in the Philippines reportedly continues to issue a check of 5,300 ringgit to the heirs of the Sulu sultanate. Malaysia calls it “cession” payment but the sultanate’s descendants consider it lease payment.

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Al-Fatihah to our heroes who were killed by the Kiram Terrorists in Lahad Datu and Semporna, Sabah.

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Thursday, 17 October 2013

A tight slap for idiots

... and those who ape them. 
"And now Malaysia. “Bumi, Not Booming” is about Najib’s announcement of a policy known as “the Bumiputra Economic Empowerment”. This hideous policy discriminates against the Chinese who make up 25% of the population but run much of Malaysia’s business, and Indians 7% but having disproportionate presence in the professions.

Apparently any attempt to give the Malays and the indigenous people (68%) a share in the business (and the wealth) and to become professionals is unfair, wrong and unjust. Liberal people should not do this. If they get no share of the wealth and places in the professions, they should just be poor spectators.

Prior to the Elections Najib had tried to win over the Chinese by ignoring the plight of the Malays. He even ignored the National Education Policy by supporting Chinese education with money. He tried to endear himself to the Chinese with more money. However the Chinese voters rejected him. Only 3% voted for him. Sounds like gross ungratefulness. For this Najib should dole out some more money, which would be the right thing to do.

But the Malays supported him. Apparently according to the Economist it is wrong to support those who support you. You don’t do that in civilised countries. Let the supporters rot." - Chedet

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