Police were checking the front porch of a house, where tables and chairs had been set up, for gambling activities when a rowdy group of Chinese male nationals attacked them.
- 4 warning shots fired
- 68 Chinese nationals detained
- 60 of the group later released
- 8, including two women, remanded for three days.
A seven-man crime prevention patrol team was set upon by some Chinese nationals who were found gambling at the porch of a house in Jalan Abraham, Off Jalan Khoo Teik Ee, Kuala Lumpur on Nov 11, forcing them to fire warning shots in self-defence.
Dang Wangi police chief ACP Shaharudin Abdullah said in the 10.30pm incident, the team had gone to the scene after receiving information about their gambling activities.
However, he said they were set upon by about 30 men.
“The situation got out of hand and the men from the Tun HS Lee police station had to fire four warning shots in self-defence. No one was hurt,” he told Bernama.
He said four patrol teams in MPVs were despatched to assist after the team called for help.
He said the Chinese nationals were brought to the Dang Wangi police station for documentation after the situation was brought under control.
Investigations found that several houses there had been turned into kongsi (workers quarters) for workers from China, he said.
“About 200 workers from China are believed to be staying there,” he added.
Unlicensed gambling is illegal in Malaysia.