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Monday June 20, 2011

Bogus cops try to escape with a load of bull

THREE men impersonating police officers stole and stuffed a live bull into a modified Proton Perdana, Metro Ahad reported.

The thieves, in their 40s, had earlier used a blowpipe to bring down five cattle that were fenced up outside the home of a resident named P. Balachander at Simpang Guthrie estate in Tebong, near Alor Gajah in Malacca, early Friday morning.

Balachander, 47, said he heard movements in his compound at around 3.45am and saw one of his livestock being stuffed into the car before it was driven away.

Balachander said he was close to the fenced area where the cattle were kept at the time of the incident.

“I felt something amiss when I saw them (the three intruders) stuffing an unconscious bull into the car when they had earlier claimed to be police officers,” he said.

The victim then called the police, who alerted a patrolling team to stop the car as it was heading towards Bukit Bulat.

The suspects fled into a nearby oil palm estate but one of them was not so lucky as his leg got caught in a drain. He was immediately arrested.

> The craze for sex-themed handphone games among teenagers can lead them to serious crimes, like rape, reported Metro Ahad.

Quoting criminology expert Datuk Akhbar Satar, the tabloid said such games, while stimulating feelings of lust, are dangerous in the long run.

“Addiction to these games would give a negative impact to the players and can lead to indulgence in rape, molest and incest as a mind influenced by lust is hard to control,” he told the paper.

He was commenting on the paper's front page report on Saturday on the trend among teenagers to download into their phones games adapted from reality sex shows.

Akhbar, who is president of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners of Malaysia, advised parents to check websites visited by their children and to also use softwares that can block them from visiting pornographic sites.

Other News & Views is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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