Businessman shot outside budget hotel


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 15 Feb 2003

BY R.S.N. MURALI

SEREMBAN: A 52-year-old businessman was shot at point blank range outside a newly-opened budget hotel in Kemayan Square here yesterday. 

The victim, identified as Wong Yoke Siong, who is also the owner of the hotel, was about to leave for a meeting when two men stormed into the premises and confronted him at about 2.50pm. 

It is learnt the victim put up a struggle to ward off the men who tried to grab his suitcase containing an undisclosed amount of cash. 

According to sources, one of them suddenly flicked out a pistol and opened fire, shooting the victim on his right shoulder.  

The victim was rushed to the Seremban Hospital and admitted to the intensive care unit where his condition was reported to be stable. 

Deputy OCPD Supt Md Zin Ismail said police found a spent bullet casing at the scene and have cordoned off the area.  

Those with information should contact the district police headquarters at 06-763-5522 or the nearest police station. 

In KUALA LUMPUR, A 30-year-old VCD peddler was seriously injured after he was shot in the head at a hair salon in Pandan Indah here in what is believed to involve business rivalry. 

In the 6pm incident yesterday, the victim was at the salon for a hair wash when two men on a motorcycle stopped in front of the outlet. 

One of them alighted and calmly walked into the shop, which had four female customers inside, and whipped out a pistol before firing three shots at the victim.  

He was rushed to Hospital UKM where he is reported to be in critical condition and is on life support systems. 

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