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KUALA TERENGGANU (The Star): A robbery suspect who tried to “rescue” his partner-in-crime who was detained by the police ended up being shot.

The 35-year-old parang-wielding man was shot in the left thigh on Thursday evening after he tried to attack two plainclothes detectives who had apprehended a 27-year-old suspect who was with him in Kampung Teluk Pasu, Manir, near here.

The detainee was on the wanted list for a series of break-ins in Gong Badak and Tok Jembal.

State deputy CID chief Supt K. Manoharan said as the policemen waited for a patrol car to take the younger suspect to the police headquarters, his accomplice who had run off, re-appeared armed with the parang to save his friend.

The policemen fired a warning shot but it did not deter the man. Another shot was fired, hitting the man in the thigh.

The assailant then tried to escape on one of the detectives’ motorcycles but was detained after a short chase.

Police have remanded the man to facilitate investigations under Section 307 of the Penal Code for attempted murder.

He was sent for treatment to Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital where doctors removed the bullet from his thigh early yesterday morning.

It is learnt that he was also on the police wanted list for snatch thefts and break-ins.

In a separate development, a traffic policeman from the Dungun police headquarters suffered serious injuries after he was mowed down by an illegal car racer at the 79.6th kilometre of the Kuala Terengganu-Dungun road yesterday.

Korporal Azli Husin, 44, was manning a roadblock when the car rammed into him at high speed, dragging him several metres.

The policeman’s superior, Sarjan Abdul Hakim Samingan, said the 27-year-old driver was detained on the spot in the 1pm incident.

Korporal Azli who was initially treated at Dungun Hospital, was rushed to the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital after his situation worsened.

He was reported to be in a coma at the hospital’s intensive care unit.

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KUALA TERENGGANU (The Star): The state government is on an all-out crusade to rid public roads of Mat Rempit by offering to sponsor them for international motorcycle grand prix events.

The offer came from Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said as the Mat Rempit menace has reached an alarming level in the state.

“I want to tell youths that indulging in illegal motorcycle races is unwise as they can use their time and resources for beneficial activities.

“We are willing to render other assistance to those who are interested in becoming professional racers besides sponsoring them for the grand prix circuit,” he said here.

He also appealed to Mat Rempit not to risk the lives of others by racing illegally on public roads.

Sports and Youth Committee chairman Datuk Abdul Rahin Mohd Said said Terengganu was going ahead with plans to build a RM4.1mil race circuit in Gong Badak, close to the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium.

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KUALA TERENGGANU, May 14 (Bernama) — The police detained five men and confiscated 125 motorcycles in a 12-day operation from May 2 against illegal racing here.

“The men are aged between 17 and 20 years, and four of them were caught red-handed for reckless riding,” Kuala Terengganu acting police chief, Supt Abd Halim Ishak, told reporters Thursday.

A total of 1,465 motorcycles were inspected and 1,540 motorcyclists and pillion riders were screened, he added.

Abd Halim said the single biggest offence was riding without a licence, of which there were 173 cases, followed by riding without wearing helmets properly (138 cases), riding motorcycles without rear-view mirrors (84) and for number plate offences (73).

Fifty-five summonses were issued to those who did not have the “P” and “L” stickers, 27 for those who did not have the road tax disc, eight who were underaged, six who did not have insurance coverage and 103 for other offences.

Abd Halim said the police would continue to conduct similar operations indefinitely in line with the government’s desire to wipe out illegal racing.

Hence, he called on parents to cooperate by keeping an eye on their children’s daily activities, especially during the school holidays next month.

Anyone else who has information on illegal motorcycle racing can contact the police at 09-631 2222, he said.

— BERNAMA

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