Nine teens arrested for break-ins in Putrajaya
A GROUP of nine teenagers, including a girl and her younger brother, were arrested by police here for involvement in a spate of house break-in incidents.
The teens, aged between 15 and 17, believed to be a splinter group of the busted Hamster gang, had carried out daring feats including jumping from one balcony to another at the15 floor of the Government staff apartments in Precinct 9 here, in attempts to gain entry to the victims’ houses.
Putrajaya OCPD Supt Mohd Khalil Kadir Mohd said all were students in the schools in Putrajaya except for the 17-year old girl who is a dropout and works as a shop assistant.
"She usually acts as a lookout during their acts and throws police off the track by showing them the wrong direction where the culprits supposedly had escaped." Mohd Khalil said they all lived in Precinct 9 and operated in the same area and have been involved in at least 13 break-ins. They are children of Government staff working in Putrajaya.
Re: Juvenile Delinquents
Gangs seek recruits from two KL schools
PUTRAJAYA, Dec 20:
Two secondary schools in Kuala Lumpur are under surveillance by police who suspect gangs are extorting students and recruiting them as members.
Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein declined to name the schools while investigations were on-going but said one gang was operating in each of the schools.
Police have recorded statements from several students and were gathering more information, said Serious Crime Chief Datuk Musa Hassan.
Hishammuddin and Musa were speaking today after a meeting of the special committee formed to deal with school discipline.
Two months ago, police arrested six gang members in Segamat, Johor, for recruiting members in a school there.
The six have since been detained under Emergency Ordinances, said Musa.
Hishammuddin said the gangs working on the Kuala Lumpur schools were separate from those in Johor, but all had links to organised crime.
"They target students from secondary schools by demanding protection money.
"Then, when the students say they cannot afford to pay they are asked to join the gangs."
Meanwhile, the special committee was looking into amending legislation to curb school disciplinary problems, Hishammuddin said.
"We have agreed that several Acts, including the Police Act, Juvenile Act, Education Act and the Local Government Act will have to be amended."
The committee also concluded that school curriculum and co-curriculum would have to be updated, and personnel and school administrations trained to deal with these problems.
Also agreed was that counselling, incorporating psychology, was needed in schools, he said.
Re: Juvenile Delinquents
Boy, 16, charged with murder of his mother
KUANTAN, Dec 20:
He looked as if he was waiting outside the school headmaster’s office to be punished for a minor misdemeanour.
With eyes downcast and looking miserable in blue shirt and khaki shorts, the boy was waiting in the High Court to be charged with a very serious offence: murdering his 63-year-old mother.
He was 16 years old when he allegedly committed the offence about 2am on Dec 9.
Toh Ah Tee, his mother, was found with parang slash wounds by her brother Toh Ah Kim, 53, in the living room of their double-storey house. Also found injured was her 13-year-old grand-daughter, Hew Soo Yee.
Toh died from her injuries at the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital three hours later.
The teenager, the youngest of five siblings and working for an electrical contractor, was apprehended by relatives and handed to police the same morning.
Earlier, Deputy Public Prosecutor Nooriah Osman requested the magistrate's court to transfer the case to the High Court as the youth was to be charged for murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code.
High Court judge Datuk Heliliah Mohd Yusof set the date for mention of the case on Jan 28 next year.
She also ordered the court to appoint a lawyer for the teenager, who was unrepresented. No plea was recorded today.
If found guilty, the court could order the teenager to be detained at the pleasure of the Ruler under its power provided by Section 97(2) of the Child Act 2001.
In Section 97(1) of the same Act, it is stated that a juvenile cannot be sentenced to death, which is the mandatory penalty for murder.
Re: Juvenile Delinquents
Three teens nabbed for robbery
V. Shankar Ganesh
KLANG, Dec 24:
Three teenagers, including a 14-year-old boy, were nabbed soon after they robbed a Vietnamese at his house in Bukit Rimau here last night.
The 32-year-old Vietnamese was confronted at the gate of his house at 10pm. He had earlier noticed the trio following him from his work place nearby.
The teenagers, armed with iron rods, forced him inside and relieved the man RM250 from his wallet.
The commotion attracted the Vietnamese’s housemates who were sleeping in one of the rooms who came out to investigate.
District police chief Assistant Commissioner Md Jamil Ayub said some neighbours also came to investigate.
“The teenagers tried to flee but two were caught in the house while another was caught a short distance away.”
Md Jamil said the three had been remanded for a week. Besides the 14-year-old, the other two youths are aged 17 and 18.