Youth shot after being mistaken for monkey


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 17 Nov 2011

A YOUTH has been hospitalised after he was shot by a senior citizen who mistook him for a monkey.

Malay dailies reported that Mohd Fitri Wazir, 21, was climbing a fruit tree in a friend's garden with his friend Mohd Mahathir Abdul Aziz, 33, when the incident took place in Kuala Pilah, Negri Sembilan.

According to Mahathir, he heard an explosion, then saw Fitri holding his head in pain.

The two got down from the tree and they encountered an elderly man holding a shotgun.

Mahathir said the man had mistaken them for monkeys.

Mohd Fitri was brought to Tunku Ja'afar Hospital for treatment. His condition was reported to be stable.

OCPD Supt Jaafar Baba said police arrested the man in his 70s and had confiscated the shotgun.

The case is being investigated under Section 37 of the Arms Act 1960 for causing injury with a firearm.

> A 64-year-old imam married a 26-year-old woman at Batu 11, Tanah Merah, in Kelantan, at 11pm on 11.11.11, Harian Metro reported.

Mat Ibrahim gave wedding gifts worth RM5,011 to his bride Noor Mahayu Samsudin, and the newlyweds will live in a house with 11 rooms.

Their wedding reception a grand affair with over 1,000 guests was accompanied by a procession of 60 cars and 40 motorcycles.

Tanah Merah villagers fired 11 shotgun shots during the celebration.

Mat said he was lonely after his wife passed away four days after Hari Raya in August.

He said he “lived an empty life” until a friend introduced him to Noor.

“If possible I would like to have many children so they can inherit my property,” he said. “During my previous marriage, I had no children. That is why I decided to get married again.”

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 this > sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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