PM vows action as shootings stoke Malaysia crime fears
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysia's prime minister vowed on Tuesday that police would crack down on "brazen" crimes as concern over rising lawlessness grew after a respected businessman was gunned down in broad daylight.
Bahrain-born Hussain Ahmad Najadi, 75, became the latest victim of a spate of gun violence when he was killed on Monday as he walked on a street in the capital Kuala Lumpur.
His wife was shot and wounded in the attack, one of several unrelated shootings around the country that were splashed across newspapers on Tuesday.
Public concern has mounted in Malaysia over proliferating reports of killings, armed robberies and other crimes that have further tarnished a police force widely criticised as corrupt and inept, and led to accusations the government was covering up the extent of the crime problem.