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32-Year-Old 'Datuk' Shot Dead By His Own Bodyguard On Penang Expressway

He also shot dead two other men.

Cover image via Darren Daniel Torres via The Malay Mail Online

Last night, 1 December, a bodyguard shot dead his own boss and killed two other men on Penang expressway

According to a report in The Star Online, the incident happened around 7:30pm.

The bodyguard, who was in the same vehicle, had taken out his gun and opened fire, killing the Datuk, and two other passengers in the car as they tried to run, NST reported.

A cameraman with national broadcaster RTM was also hit

The RTM cameraman, Muhamad Amirul Amin Amir, was on his way to the Penang Pesta site with Sinar Harian reporter Mohamad Iskandar Osman on a motorcycle to cover the festival’s opening, when he was hit by a stray bullet in the left shoulder.

The 28-year-old was rushed to the Penang Hospital, according to NST.

Image via The Sundaily

The bodyguard's stray bullets hit four other bystanders

Four others were injured in the shooting, one of whom, a woman, was seriously injured when she was shot. She along with other injured were sent to the Penang Hospital.

The police have arrested the bodyguard

Police have caught the bodyguard suspected of shooting three people dead including Datuk Ong Teik Kwong. Police are investigating the motive behind the shooting.

"Investigations are being carried out for murder under the Penal Code," Penang CID chief SAC Zainol Samah was quoted as saying by the Sundaily.

Image via The Sundaily

According to SAC Zainol, the bodyguard, who is in his 40s, was the Datuk's personal bodyguard but did not work for any security firm, The Star Online reported

The Datuk, who was identified as Ong Teik Kwong, was conferred his Datukship by the Sultan of Pahang earlier this year.

According to The Star Online, he was among those linked to another murder case in 2011 when a pirated disc trader was killed by parang-wielding men.

There have been a spate of shooting in Malaysia this year

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