Monday, August 19, 2013
PENANG police shot dead five members of the notorious 04 gang who had been staying at a service apartment in Sungai Nibong.
The five, all in their 20s, were said to have been involved in he recent spate of shooting cases in the state this year.
ON AUG 8, K. Veerappan, a 37-year-old scrap dealer believed to be associated with Gang 36, was shot dead when he stopped the car he was driving near a traffic light in Anson Road.
The shooting happened after a motorcyclist rode up to the car and the pillion rider whipped out a pistol and fired 14 shots, 10 of which hit Veerappan’s neck, cheek and ab domen.
Earlier the same day, a gunman fired at least six shots at a businessman’s bungalow in Jalan Utama. No one was injured in the incident, believed to be a triad’s warning to the businessman.
ON AUG 9, a third shooting occurred in the state, in Jalan Datuk Keramat, where a 43-year-old bouncer was hit in the left thigh.
A gunman fired seven shots but only one hit the victim, believed to be one of the top leaders of the Si Lian (Four Tyres), also known as the 04 Gang.
ON JAN 27, 2010 04 gang members had forced businessmen to purchase electrical goods from them.
IN 2004, the 04 gang leader in Sri Sentosa, `Negro` Mani, was busted for drugs.
The then Kuala Lumpur Narcotics chief Assistant Com missoner Othman Harun was reported to have said that the gang has been active in drug-related cases since 2000.
ON JUNE 29, 1993, a 17-year-old teenager was stabbed to death by an 04 member for refusing to join the gang.
It was reported in the New Straits Times that notorious killer who murdered 17 people, Kalimuthu also known as Bentong Kali, was a part of the 04 gang since 1978.