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Malaysia

Malaysia Reports 445 Gun Homicides Since 2008 - Minister

14 November 2016

Free Malaysia Today (Malaysia)

There have been 445 murders using firearms over the last eight years, Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said. In a written reply in the Dewan Rakyat today, he said the highest number of murders took place in 2013 with 95 cases, while the lowest numbers were recorded in 2011 with 36 cases. He was asked by Sim Chee Keong (DAP-Bukit Mertajam) on the number of firearm-linked murders. Zahid said there were 38 firearm-linked murders in 2008, 45 in 2009, 53 in 2010, 68 in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Malaysia

Scandal Over Gun Making Daughter of Malaysian Police Chief

4 May 2016

Free Malaysia Today

PETALING JAYA -- Any denial about a possible conflict of interest regarding the firearms business licence of the daughter of the Inspector-General of Police must be looked into, says Steven Thiru. Suggesting that the matter be investigated by the proposed Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC), the president of the Malaysian Bar added, "The licence to operate (a firearms business) is issued by the state police chief, who is subordinate to the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Malaysia

Gun Company to Launch Local Semi-auto Pistol in #Malaysia

25 April 2016

Malaysia Chronicle

"Malaysia has the best gun control laws in the world", 80-year-old golf legend Gary Player said loudly at a press conference in Miami. That was after I identified myself as a Malaysian journalist before posing my questions. The South African went on: "Malaysia has got it right on gun control. You don't simply issue gun licences to people. Don't tell me guns don't kill people and it is people who kill people…" That was more than six year ago. We will soon manufacture... (GunPolicy.org)

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Malaysia,Thailand

Thai, Malay Authorities Combine to Combat Gun Smuggling, Cross-Border Crime

26 June 2014

Borneo Post

BUKIT KAYU HITAM - The Border Intelligence Unit (BIU) at the Malaysian-Thai border, set up by the federal police headquarters in Bukit Aman last year, has seen a string of successes against cross-border crime. Since the BIU, under Bukit Aman's Criminal Investigation Department was set up, its intelligence network has been intensified at areas suspected to the haunts of cross-border criminals. Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the BIU's... (GunPolicy.org)

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Malaysia

Malaysian Regional Police Reprimanded Over Missing Firearms

4 June 2014

New Straits Times (Malaysia)

GEORGE TOWN - The Penang police logistics and management division has been directed to buck up. State police chief Datuk Abdul Rahim Hanafi said the division should do more to check on asset management following the discovery of missing firearms and other items between 2010 and last year. He said several firearms and gun magazines have been found missing during the period. Also found missing, he said were handcuffs, motorcycles, holsters and gun pouches. Abdul... (GunPolicy.org)

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Malaysia

Three Home-Made Guns Found in Boat by Malaysian Authorities

5 February 2014

New Straits Times (Malaysia)

SANDAKAN - The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), Sandakan district (DM17), found three home-made guns together with 23 bullets left in a boat in the Beluran waters, yesterday. DM17 enforcement head, Kapt Maritim A.Razak Abdul Rahman said the APMM DM17 speed boat had come across a suspicious-looking boat left in the Sungai Nyamuk area without the engine and crew. The home-made rifles or 'bakakuk' and the bullets were hidden in a compartment in the boat, he... (GunPolicy.org)

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Malaysia

Malaysian Enforcement Officer Shoots at Wife After Supermarket Fight

26 January 2014

Malaysian Chronicle

KLANG - In what was believed to be a marriage-related dispute, a Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency officer fired several shots at his wife after a heated argument at the Giant supermarket here today. The 45-year-old MMEA officer then went to the Port Klang police station and surrendered his Glock pistol with a bullet magazine, said Klang Selatan police chief Assistant Commissioner Kamarul Zaman Mamat. "It was learnt that he and his wife were at the ground floor of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Malaysia

Malaysian Police Under Fire Over Missing Guns, Some Used in Crimes

14 January 2014

Malaysian Insider

Police are to review their standard operating procedure (SOP) on the issuance of firearms to off-duty personnel following two recent incidents in which drunk policemen had their weapons taken from them. Deputy Home Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said a new SOP was needed to address this problem. "It (SOP) should be reviewed so that what happened two days ago will not occur again," he told reporters after attending a Malidur Rasul gathering at SK Mati... (GunPolicy.org)

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Malaysia

Cache of Guns Seized From Malay Man with Criminal Record, No Licence

7 January 2014

Star (Malaysia)

GEORGE TOWN - An ex-serviceman, said to be savvy in handling firearms, has been nabbed for possessing an arsenal of weapons without licence. Acting on a tip-off, a police team stormed the house of the 53-year-old man in Permatang Buloh, Kepala Batas. They seized a Beretta pistol with a magazine containing 11 bullets, a fake pistol and its magazine, three homemade airguns and a homemade shotgun during the 3pm raid on Saturday. Also seized was a bag containing a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Malaysia

Two Arrested with Homemade Guns in Malaysia

22 December 2013

Borneo Post

MIRI - Two men were arrested in a police raid late Friday evening for illegal possession of firearms. Miri Police chief ACP Mun Kok Keong said the operation was conducted by Miri CID and Criminal Prevention Unit team. In the raid held around 4pm to 6pm on Friday in Lambir, a homemade air gun and a homemade shotgun were seized from a hut where the two suspects were staying at. During the raid, police also confiscated several items believed to be stolen, such as a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Malaysia

Malay Police Call for Surrender of Homemade Shotguns

5 December 2013

Borneo Post

KAPIT - Police here are calling on the public to immediately surrender their homemade shotguns or bekakok. Kapit police chief DSP Entusa Imam warned that anyone found illegally in possession of bekakok would be charged under the Firearms Act 1960. "Once you surrender the homemade gun to the police, I can assure you that the police would not take any action against you, but once you are caught having in your possession the homemade gun, then you will be in big trouble... (GunPolicy.org)

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Malaysia

Imitation Guns Illegal in Malaysia, Police Give Public One Month to Surrender

26 November 2013

New Straits Times (Malaysia)

KUALA LUMPUR - All imitation firearms, including those used for sports activities and without licences, must be surrendered to police within a month. Federal police Logistics Department director Datuk Zulkifli Abdullah said all imitation firearms, which resembled genuine ones, must be turned in. He said the public was given until Dec 25 to do so at any district police headquarters. Following their surrender, he said owners could apply for a "use and carry" licence... (GunPolicy.org)

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Malaysia

Malay Gunmaker Arrested with Homemade Guns, Ammo

2 November 2013

Borneo Post

SIBU - A professional gun-maker was arrested by the police on Tuesday along with an air rifle, a shot gun and bullets he purportedly made for sale seized. "The suspect is an expert in making guns as the weapons seized were properly made," Sibu police chief ACP Shafie Ismail said in a press conference at Sibu Central police station here yesterday. He said the 40-year-old suspect completed the work on two guns within two months after learning the know-how for two... (GunPolicy.org)

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Thailand,Malaysia

Malay Police Seize 1,000 Guns in Five Years, Gun Smuggling Continues

23 October 2013

Sun Daily (Malaysia)

KUALA LUMPUR - The Home Ministry (KDN) has established a new standard operating procedure (SOP) to address the problem of lost firearms, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Deputy Home Minister Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the SOP would also ensure stern action would be taken against police personnel who were negligent in leaving their firearms in their cars. "The SOP is different from the past. It will address the problem in accordance with the current... (GunPolicy.org)

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Malaysia

Malay Police Face Penalties Over Lost Guns

23 October 2013

Malay Mail (Kuala Lumpur)

KUALA LUMPUR — Putrajaya revealed today that it has taken action against 24 police officers for losing their guns over the last three years, according to deputy Home Minister Datuk Wan Junaidi Wan Jaafar. Wan Junaidi said that 13 officers were slapped with disciplinary action for the offence in 2010, followed by four others in 2011 and another seven the following year. "We may call it disciplinary action, but it is more serious than it sounds. It is more like a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Malaysia

Guns Easily Available From Thailand for Malaysians Wanting Them

23 September 2013

New Straits Times (Malaysia)

DANOK - The sudden wave of gun crimes in the past few months has shocked Malaysians and rocked the country's reputation as a laidback and safe destination. The spate of killings has led to questions being raised as to where criminals and gang members are acquiring weapons. The New Straits Times discovered that it is not difficult to get hold of firearms. All it takes is a short drive across the border and minimum effort to find outlets that sell everything from... (GunPolicy.org)

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Malaysia

In Malaysia: Guns Tough to Get - But Not on Black Market

8 August 2013

Straits Times (Singapore)

It is not easy to buy firearms legally in Malaysia and some say it is easier to get one on the black market. Someone who wants to buy a gun has to obtain a permit from a local police station, which can take up to two years. Mr Kamis Yunos, a weapon sales executive in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, said the company has few walk-in customers given the strict requirements. Demand for weapons mainly comes from government or quasi-government agencies such as the Customs and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Thailand,Malaysia

Guns for Hire and Bullets for Cheap, Says Malaysian Crime Watchdog

5 August 2013

Yahoo News (Singapore) / Malay Mail

PETALING JAYA — Guns are rented out for less than a night's stay at a local five-star hotel while bullets are sold cheaper than a bottle of water, crime watchdog MyWatch co-founder S. Gobi Krishnan alleged yesterday as the nation continues to be stunned by the proliferation of shootings. Yesterday, a 44-year-old businessman was shot dead in a drive-by shooting in Kota Kinabalu, bringing the number of gun-related incidents to eight in as many days — including a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Malaysia

Malay Police Using New Ballistics System to Trace Crime Guns

2 August 2013

New Straits Times (Malaysia)

KUALA LUMPUR - Police are conducting a massive ballistics and gun-matching exercise to narrow down the leads in shooting cases that have seen a surge in recent months. The force recently acquired the Integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS) to analyse bullets and guns and is rapidly building up a comprehensive database. This means that investigators will be able to compare ballistics evidence gathered at crime scenes and from criminals against the central... (GunPolicy.org)

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Malaysia

15-Year Old Suspected Gun Runners Detained in Malaysia, 2 Guns Seized

21 July 2013

New Straits Times (Malaysia)

KOTA BARU - Police today seized two pistols and detained three people including a 15-year-old boy and a woman in a raid at a house in Kampung Bunut Susu, Pasir Mas near here. Besides the American-made Colt Super Automatic .22 calibre Magnum and a French-made Modele Mikros, the team also found a fake pistol Baby 111-CAPA 3.8 model, a plastic packet containing three pyschotropic pills, a taser gun, two empty magazines and a magazine with four bullets in it. Kelantan... (GunPolicy.org)

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