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Foreign pickpocket gang arrested in Penang

Penang police have arrested five Filipino men believed to be members of a pickpocket gang who have been preying on commuters using Rapid Penang buses.

North East District police chief ACP Gan Kong Meng said that a police team from the Pulau Tikus Police Station came across a group of foreigners, aged between 35 and 43, acting suspiciously at a bus stop. The suspects tried to flee but were apprehended after a brief struggle.

Tan Twan Eng wins literary prize

Penangite Tan Twan Eng has become the first Malaysian to win the prestigious Man Asian Literary prize for his book The Garden of Evening Mists, beating four other shortlisted books.

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