Human trafficking syndicates believed to be behind grisly mainland Penang murders

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Police have said they believe human trafficking syndicates are behind the series of murders in mainland Penang.

This was what I was alluding to in my blog post in August 2014: Bukit Mertajam in the spotlight – for the wrong reasons. The news about human trafficking syndicates operating here had emerged in January 2014.

Penang police said yesterday:

Polis Sedang mengesan empat lelaki warga Myanmar yang dipercayai terlibat dalam kejadian culik dan bunuh membabitkan rakan senegara mereka pada selasa lalu.

YDH. Ketua Polis Daerah Timur Laut, ACP Mior Faridalathrash bin Wahid berkata identiti empat lelaki berusia 30-an itu telah dikenal pasti dan mereka dipercayai masih berada di Pulau Pinang dan Kedah.

” Empat lelaki termasuk perancang utama dalam kes culik dan bunuh itu telah dikenal pasti dan siasatan kami juga mendapati mereka adalah anggota sindiket pemerdagangan manusia. Polis percaya dengan beberapa maklumat dan perkembangan baru yang diperolehi kami mampu mengesan mereka ( empat lelaki Myanmar itu ) dan menyelesaikan kes berkenaan.”

The latest body to be found was on Tuesday morning – and police are probing whether this case is linked to a human trafficking operation in Kedah.

The United States had downgraded Malaysia and three other countries to Tier 3 – the lowest possible ranking – in its annual Trafficking of Persons (TIP) Report due to insufficient action taken to prevent human trafficking and forced labour.

We are in the same group as Zimbabwe, North Korea and Saudi Arabia! See this Guardian report: ‘US penalises Malaysia for shameful human trafficking record’.

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tunglang
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Another murder linked to Penang mainland:
Burnt body confirmed to be that of missing Datuk
http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/01/22/Burnt-body-confirmed-to-be-that-of-missing-Datuk/

Unless one has bodyguards, think twice before buying home, sweet, home in dangerous mainland.
CAT may have to invest in security monitoring cameras in public places & lorongs in Bukit Mertajam, Bukit Tengah, Juru, Chai Leng Park & not to miss, Sg Petani.

gk ong
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gk ong

Salesman for developers to hardsell properties on the Penang island?

ambalan
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ambalan

do not talk like a retarded man.
are you suffering from mid-life crisis?

tunglang
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Talk like Kolkata parrot! Kee taught you in SP ah?
Btw, do some good deed on Thaipusam:
skew your lips to vow good speech in the near future!!!

Yew BK
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Yew BK

Penang Mainland’s Cherok To’kun Forest Reserves unknown to Islanders as some travel far to Belum Forest instead.
Hope no corpse dumping at Cherok To’kun to draw unwanted spirits there.

Orang Asli Belum
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Orang Asli Belum

cakap macam tak pernah pergi hutan! macam… buta!

Mat Sniper
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Mat Sniper

Orang Asli boleh jaga keamanan hutan supaya gangsterim tak bakar orang macam Dato Sri Bukit Mertajam ? Tapi bila ke bandar ambil duit BR1M patut berjaga-jaga tak diragut nanti.

Orang Asli Belum
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Orang Asli Belum

Pandai belajar dari LGE, berapa bulan di Komtar?
Siapa tak mau duit percuma BR1M?
Sama juga duit dari DAP.

Gunalah otak sebelum cakap yang tak siuman.
Kalau orang nak bunuh, hajat mangsa sebelum mati pun tak boleh lari!
Kalau nak bunuh, di rumah sewa pun boleh. Orang Seberang lebih tau dari saya orang asli jauh di Belum aman syurga!

Cakap rempek, rempek!

tunglang
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All Forest Reserves are great places to visit & unwind + re-energise the souls ‘damaged’ from the restless & stressful living in cosmopolitan cities. Some folks upon experiencing the ‘magical’ rainforest decided to turn their backs away from city living.
Cherok To’Kun looks inviting & nearby.
For my x-ploring spirit, I prefer the ‘wild & dangerous’ rainforest where you are advised to “jangan pandang belakang”. Taman Negara is one place “keras” but at the same time awesomely beautiful & enchanting to the senses. The nearer one is Gunung Jerai.

Belum rasa, Belum tahu. Hanya merepek saje.

tunglang
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One property salesman here in anilnetto tries very, very hard to convince older folks & bo-bin-chui Penangites to emigrate (fast) to dangerous-living mainland while simultaneously trying to blame taukehs for employing cheapo immigrants for the dangerous crimes in Penang. But the inevitable, incontestable fact is Penang mainland has the cheapest rentals in Penang for these taukehs to house their workers. Too bad the illegals among immigrant workers brought with them gang criminal tendencies like murders. Salesmanship of this kind is very irresponsible, not least tak perut hati. Why not show us his example of his buying home, sweet & cheap… Read more »

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raja raj

As this blog has been inundated with complaints about the high cost, high rise, high density, high congestion etc of the living in the Penang island, we should appreciate those suggestions by certain readers to offer alternatives on the mainland for people who could no longer tolerate the fast development on the Penang island. Life is about options/choices, timing and the decisions you make. Certain readers must have made wrong decisions not to invest in the Penang property before the skyrocketing prices set in. Now Seberang Prai is offering new options while the price is still reasonable. So I am… Read more »

gk ong
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gk ong

Very well said, raj.

tunglang
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No permit for Thaipusam procession in mainland due to crime last year.
What is wrong, raja raj.
Must be poor anger-management of some Hindu individuals on holy days.
I leave that to your judgement.

tunglang
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POLICE have not given a permit for a temple’s chariot procession route in Sungai Petani after a murder last Thaipusam, reported Thina Kural.
http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/01/23/No-police-permit-for-chariot-procession/

More enlightenment from Mr. Kee?

raja raj
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raja raj

Human trafficking is not as serious as having homegrown terrorists fighting in the name of ISIS.

Watch this video ‘The Jihadist in Our Family’ by The New York Times on why Mohd Lotfi Ariffin leave his wife and children behind in Malaysia in search of martyrdom in Syria.

henson
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henson

Penang Island Developers to cash in on notoriety of crimes on mainland Penang to strike fear among buyers to continue to stay on island despite higher cost of livings (eg monthly maintenance fees to lifestyle condos) ?

something to ponder…

gk ong
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gk ong

Human trafficking thrives because many taukehs are capitalising on cheap but illegal Myanmar labour, and the authority seems to be blind to the situation. Very common in the rural part of Balik Pulau eg. those homestay resorts.