Police close in on parang-wielding duo after Cheras shootout and scam arrests

Authorities in Kuala Lumpur are closing in on two suspects who evaded capture after a recent shootout with police in Taman Supreme, Cheras. While not providing specific details, Kuala Lumpur Police Chief Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain confirmed that a team has been formed to locate the two foreign men thought to be connected to several break-ins in the area. The police had fatally shot two other men in their 30s during the incident when they attempted to attack officers with parangs, while the remaining suspects fled in a vehicle with fake registration plates.

In a separate case, Kuala Lumpur police have arrested two men and two women, all aged between 21 and 23, on suspicion of involvement in e-purchase and job offer scams targeting Australians. The arrests were made during a raid on a house in Bukit Bintang, where four laptops and 15 mobile phones were confiscated. The suspects allegedly worked as operators searching for victims in Australia via Facebook. The case is currently being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for fraud.

Mohd Shuhaily urged those with information to contact the Kuala Lumpur police hotline at 03-21460584/0585 or their nearest police station.

Earlier, Mohd Shuhaily witnessed the handover of duties between outgoing Acting Kuala Lumpur Deputy Police Chief Abu Sama Mohd Noor and his successor, Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigation Department Chief Habibi Majinji at the Kuala Lumpur police contingent headquarters. Habibi has been appointed Acting Kuala Lumpur Deputy Police Chief, replacing Abu Samah, who is now the new Kedah Deputy Police Chief.

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Lee Shuyi

Lee is an expat writer living in Thailand. She specialises in Southeast Asian news for the Thaiger. When she's not writing, Lee enjoys immersing herself in Thai culture and learning Thai.