Penang Street Crime Rate Dropped in New Year’s Eve

3 January 2010 Penang Over a period of three days leading up to the New Year’s Eve, increased police presence helped reduced the crime rate in Penang dramatically. 4,000 enforcement personnel were activated. Penang police chief Datuk Ayub Yaakob announced that there were only 30 reported crime cases during the three days, compared to the […]

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Shearwey Murder Case: Mother Bound Over for False Police Report

29 November 2008 George Town The 29-year-old mother of missing child Shearwey Ooi Ying Ying has been bound over for lodging a false missing person’s report at the Balik Pulau magistrate court office yesterday. While there, former sales executive Jess Teh Hooi Wen’s mother, Ong Sea Wah, was signing the court bond. It was believed […]

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SMS Scams Fleeced RM1 Million

8 April 2008 Penang A group of seven men, including a Taiwanese, have been arrested on suspicion of short message scams involving at least RM1 million. The numerous scams were reported in Johor, Selangor, Penang, Negri Sembilan and Perak. The scam syndicate would send short messages to victims notifying them of some prize winnings and […]

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Woman Threatened and Raped for Refusing Sex

8 April 2008 Penang A 30-year-old woman, who works as a hypermarket salesgirl and is a mother of three, claimed that she was blackmailed into having sex with two men on Friday. The woman had been seeing a man known to her only as Zul for the past month after she and her husband seperated […]

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Multi-Million Illegal Betting Syndicates Busted

26 March 2008 Penang Police have made their biggest bust on illegal betting syndicates this year with raids on three bet counting centres which have accepted about RM9 million worth of bets per month in George Town and Butterworth. Last Wednesday, two men, aged 42 and 55 years, were arrested in connection with a syndicate […]

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