Sarawak ‘taikor’ arrested in Pahang resort

Source: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2007/9/11/nation/18840917&sec=nation

Tuesday September 11, 2007

Sarawak taikor arrested in Pahang resort

KUCHING: One of Sarawaks biggest taikor, said to be well connected politically and among business circles, was arrested at a posh resort in Pahang.

The man, who is known by his nickname Sibuti (meaning ‘Brother from Sibu’ in Chinese), is allegedly involved in illegal logging, smuggling as well as loan-sharking.

State Commissioner of Police Deputy Comm Datuk Talib Jamal confirmed yesterday that the gang leader was nabbed by a Bukit Aman team early yesterday.

He was the 22nd Sarawak underworld leader to be detained under the Emergency Ordinance.

We believe he is also involved in illegal logging, violent crimes and other illegal activities in the state, he said.

Sibuti is said to own a chain of entertainment outlets.

He is also said to have great influence and links with numerous Government and law enforcement officers and had managed to stay off the police radar until the special task force under Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hasan zeroed in on him.

Sources said he went into hiding after Bukit Aman ordered a state-wide operation against gangsterism five months ago.

The arrest of Sibuti, who is said to have been splashed with acid by an unidentified man near a market here several years ago, is the second high profile arrest in the state in past four days.

On Friday, a police team nabbed powerful crime lord nicknamed ‘Or-kow’ at a city shopping centre here.

There will be more arrests, DCP Talib said when asked by reporters at Kuching International Airport.

He was there to welcome Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Nur Zahirah on their three-day visit to the state.

A police task force have earlier identified 17 gangs operating in Sarawak, including six in Sibu, three in Miri, two each here and in Bintulu and one in Sarikei.

Nearly 1,900 gang members have been arrested, and many of them have been charged in court for various offences.

Source: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2007/9/10/nation/20070910160735&sec=nation

Monday September 10, 2007

Another underworld kingpin arrested

By JACK WONG

KUCHING: An underworld kingpin here, who went into hiding after police launched a statewide operation against gangsterism five months ago, has been arrested in a hotel in Genting Highlands.

State Commissioner of Police Deputy Comm Datuk Talib Jamal confirmed that the gang leader nabbed by a Bukit Aman team early Monday was the 22nd crime lord in Sarawak detained under the Emergency Ordinance.

He said the gang leader was suspected to be linked to illegal logging, violent crimes and other illegal activities.

Sources said several years ago, the man was splashed on his face with acid during an attack by an unidentified man near a market here.

On Friday, a police team nabbed another powerful crime lord, also under the Emergency Ordinance, at a city shopping centre here.

``There will be more arrests,’’ DCP Talib he told reporters at the Kuching International Airport; he was there to welcome the King and Queen on their three-day visit to the state.

He said police would seek Interpol’s help if the International Criminal Police Organisation had information on the whereabouts of the remaining gang leaders in Sarawak.

A police task force earlier identified 17 gangs operating in Sarawak, including six in Sibu, three in Miri, two each here and in Bintulu and one in Sarikei.

Nearly 1,900 gang members have been arrested, and many of them have been charged in court for various offences.

wot happen to our checkpoin at airport?!
when d police issue wanted lists all d database at checkpoints should be update as well…
ikan bsar blom tangkap deh…

the security at the airport is to uphold the peace and check so no flamable, sharp and explosive item is brought into the place.