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Brunei Siblings Arrested Over Crime Guns

24 October 2013

Brunei Times

KUCHING, Sarawak - Three siblings detained by police in Serian, about 60km from here on Monday, are now being investigated for their involvement in crimes using firearms, Serian District police chief DSP MohdJamali Umi said on Tuesday. He said four guns and nine rounds of ammunition were found in the possession of the suspects, aged between 22 and 43, when a police team raided a house at Jalan Kuching-Serian on Monday. Speaking to the media at the Se-rian District... (

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Two Brunei Men Jailed After Being Caught with Illegal Homemade Guns

18 February 2013

Brunei Times

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - Two men have been jailed for five years by the Magistrates' Court after they were caught with homemade firearms at Labi Forest reserve in 2007. Senior Magistrate Lailatul Zubaidah Hussain said yesterday that the sentence was a reflection of the law's stringent stand against illegal possession of firearms. "In the era of shootings in the world where people die senselessly, the court takes breach of such laws very seriously." Under the Arms and... (

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Southeast Asian Nations Meet in Cambodia to Strengthen Small Arms Control

29 March 2012


PHNOM PENH -- The ASEAN security officials gathered here on Wednesday to seek effective measures for cooperation to prevent disasters caused by illegal arms smuggling and trafficking, said Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sar Kheng. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the three-day ASEAN workshop on Small Arms, Light Weapons and Unexploded Ordnances Control, Sar Kheng said the meeting was very important to identify effective measures for... (

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UN Urges Asian Nations to Help Curb Global Trade in Illegal Guns

6 March 2012

Jakarta Post

The United Nations is urging all nations in the Asia region to implement concrete solutions to stop illegal trading in small arms and light weapons. "Over the past decades, trade has made this region grow so phenomenally. If you are a region where international trade is what makes you tick, you better also make sure that you are seen as doing trade in the right way," UN disarmament affairs official Daniel Prins told reporters on the sidelines of opening the Asian... (

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Malaysian Man Arrested for Making and Selling Shotguns

17 February 2006

Borneo Bulletin (Brunei)

BINTULU — A 35-year-old man from Kampung Jepak, who had been making shotguns in his residence, was picked up by the police on Monday. Police believed there were at least 12 people who had purchased the guns from the man over the last two years. "We are now appealing to all those shotgun owners to surrender their weapons to the police and assist us in the investigation," said a senior police yesterday. It was also learnt that the police raided a house in Kampung... (

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Home Made Rifle Earns Ex-Army Man 6 Years in Jail, 5 Strokes in Brunei

22 November 2005 / Borneo Bulletin

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN — A former Royal Brunei Aimed Forces officer was sentenced to six years' imprisonment and five strokes of the cane by the Bandar Magistrate's Court recently for possessing an unlicensed rifle. The defendant, Mohd Yusof bin Gapor, who had previous convictions for consumption of controlled drugs an offence under the Poisons Act in 1997 for which he was fined B$3,000, pleaded guilty to owning the said rifle for seven years prior to his arrest on... (

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Gun Owners to Update Records

23 May 2003

Borneo Bulletin (Brunei)

MIRI — Gun owners have been urged to update their records to enable police to monitor the movement of firearms in Sarawak. Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Mohd Yussoff Jaafar said shotgun owners were slow in updating their records despite a drive launched three years ago. Possession of firearms without a valid licence can send the person to be prison for a maximum of 14 years and a maximum six strokes of the cane under the Firearms (Increased Penalties) Act,... (

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