Gangs in Malaysia go public via Facebook: Report
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Gone are the days of secret gang handshakes and code words - now members of organised crime are brazenly going public.
Several of the gangs which made the news recently in Malaysia - like the swastika logo 21, the Indian-dominated 36 and mixed-race 18 - are on Facebook.
Although the Facebook groups are closed and require approval to join, the names of administrators and some members are clearly listed.
Some of the Facebook group gangs are 04, 21 (Klang and Shah Alam divisions), 1804 Kaigelz (the gangs 18 and 04 are linked, with 18 drawing its name from the 18 Immortals of Buddhism), and 36, also known as "Bob Marley".