Gun Killing on the Rise

By Nicholas Chan

August 2013 FEATURE
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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...

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Nicholas Chan

is a forensic scientist by education and a socioeconomic research analyst at Penang Institute by profession.