X Close


Published: Sunday January 12, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Sunday January 12, 2014 MYT 6:47:28 AM

Cops shoot foreign trio in self-defence

JOHOR BARU: Three men, believed to be foreigners, were shot dead by the police near a workers’ quarters in Ulu Tiram, about 20km from here.

State police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said about an hour before the 4.45am incident yesterday, three workers at a nursery were allegedly robbed by the suspects.

A team of policemen was patrolling the area under Ops Cantas Khas. They saw the men acting suspiciously and started to approach them.

“One of the suspects then fired two shots at the officers while the other two waved parang.

“The policemen were forced to retaliate in self-defence,” said SDCP Mohd Mokhtar, adding that the suspects died at the scene.

Tags / Keywords: Government, Courts & Crime, ops cantas, foreign workers, shot dead


  1. Hundreds still missing in deadly Korea ferry accident
  2. Karpal Singh: Lorry driver in crash tested positive for ganja
  3. Karpal wanted to travel at night to have time to prepare for case, says Gobind
  4. Police: Karpal died on the spot from impact of crash
  5. Karpal dies: Highly emotional family members arrive at Kampar hospital mortuary
  6. Najib joins other shocked Malaysians in paying Twitter tribute to Karpal Singh
  7. Karpal Singh dies in car accident
  8. Four more sea turtles found killed
  9. Johor man first person in Asia to succumb to MERS
  10. Four more endangered sea turtles found killed