PETALING JAYA • A recent string of fatal gangland-style shootings in public areas has shocked Malaysians and triggered fears over the apparent ease of gunmen obtaining firearms in the country.
Since January, there have been at least 11 such shooting cases nationwide, with eight people killed.
Last month, a gunman on a motorcycle fired five bullets into the car of a real estate agent, Datin Renyce Wong Siew Ling, 32, killing her.
Her eight-year-old daughter, who was shot twice, survived.
Police have said that they are taking the street killings seriously and are trying to secure Malaysia's porous borders to prevent firearms from being brought into the country.