Malacca may confer award on cop hurt in shooting


BY VINCENT TAN

MALACCA: The state government may confer a bravery award on L/Kpl Mohd Rozi Yusuf, who survived after being shot three times two days ago. 

Malacca Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam, who visited L/Kpl Mohd Rozi at the hospital yesterday, also announced that the latter would be given RM5,000 by Tabung Perwira. 

Mohd Ali also personally donated RM1,000 to L/Kpl Mohd Rozi, who is recovering from his injuries.  

L/Kpl Mohd Rozi was on foot patrol when he stopped a “suspicious looking” man in a car at Jalan Tun Ali. While he was searching the man's bag, an accomplice got out of the car and fired three shots at him. There were two other persons inside the car.  

On Tuesday night, Malacca Governor Tan Sri Khalil Yaakob visited L/Kpl Mohd Rozi after he was wheeled out of surgery at 9.30pm.  

VIP VISITOR: Mohd Ali accompanied by SAC I Wan wishing L/Kpl Mohd Rozi well at the Malacca hospital on Wednesday.

L/Kpl Mohd Rozi’s wife Aishah Yang, 38, who was at his bedside, said doctors took two hours to dislodge two bullets in her husband's body. 

Malacca Hospital acting director Datuk Dr Jaswant Singh said L/Kpl Mohd Rozi was lucky to be alive as one bullet narrowly missed a major artery. 

“One bullet which went through his right arm was lodged in his chest, while another slug went through his hip and lodged in a bone near his stomach.  

“A third one went through his hip,” he said.  

Dr Jaswant Singh said L/Kpl Mohd Rozi was in stable condition and out of danger and should be discharged in a week’s time. 

Meanwhile, Malacca Police have released photo fits of three of the four gunmen. 

CPO SAC I Datuk Christopher Wan said the gunmen were armed with at least three firearms, including the Smith and Wesson service revolver taken from L/Kpl Mohd Rozi’s holster. 

“They are armed with different guns, and are believed to be trigger-happy. We also discovered that a security van was due to arrive at the nearby Tabung Haji to transfer money,“ he added. 

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