Media Statement by Yeo Bee Yin, State Assemblywoman for Damansara Utama on Thurday 28 July 2016 in Petaling Jaya.
The rampant cases of firearm incidents have shown that the newly set-up Border Security Agency under Home Ministry must buck-up to ensure safety and security of all Malaysians.
Malaysia is no longer safe. We have heard of many shooting incidents since the beginning of the year, many of which happened in broad daylight. Within this month (July 2016) alone, Malaysians have been shocked by at least six firearm incidents. Many were heartless incidents that send shivers down the spine of everyone who lives and works in Malaysia. In the beginning of the month, 32-year old property agent, Wong Siu Ling was shot dead by two gunmen with five shots in Taman OUG, KL. Her daughter, who was sitting at the passenger seat, was seriously injured by the gunshots targeted at her mother. She is only 8 years old! Then in mid-July, drug addict, Chung Chun Wah shot dead his own mother, brother and two-year-old nephew and his mother’s partner with an unlicensed gun in a chicken factory in Penang. Yesterday, we heard yet another case – a moneylender was shot dead at a traffic light junction in Setapak.