Gun killing on the rise

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Gun deaths are on the rise in Malaysia. The first four months of 2013 alone have seen more premeditated firearms murders than in the whole of 2012. What is going on?

Businessman Tan Kok Soon was having dinner with his wife and two sons in a restaurant in the Oakland Commercial Centre in Seremban on April 14 when a gunman wearing a full-faced helmet walked up to their table and fired three shots into his back. Just two days earlier at a nearby traffic light junction, James John was shot and killed in his car by two men who discharged up to 12 rounds into their victim at close range.

These are among the rising number of people shot to death this year, some of whom have been high profile personalities.


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