The top Malaysian criminals of all time will send shivers down anyone’s spine for sure. While we should not glorify them, we should remember them so that our descendants are aware of some of the most horrifying crimes. And they do not only happen in movies.
Botak Chin – His real name is Wong Swee Chin but he is not bald as his name implies. He was a notorious gangster in the 60s in KL. He first joined Geng 360 in 1967 before forming his own 2 years later. He was arrested and released where he tried to turn over a new leaf but decided to resume his robbing ways. Among places he has attacked include a bank in Jalan Imbi, a Chinese temple and the Kelab Keretapi Sentul, among others. His movements were so notorious that a special team was set up to capture him.
Bentong Kali – Real name P Kalimuthu or Bentong Kali. He is known for his murderous ways and a wanted man in the early 1990s. He has killed many innocent people during his time who went on a killing spree despite having a bounty on his head. Started his criminal activities at the tender age of 14 and was involved in drug trafficking as well.
Mona Fandey – Perhaps the scariest person ever lived in Malaysia. Her real name is Maznah Ismail who was a pop star but more popular as a stone-cold killer. Believed to be involved in black magic, she was found guilty of killing politician Mazlan Idris in 1993 who saw her for such services. Together with her husband Mohamad Nor Affandi Abudl Rahman and their assistant Juraimi Hassan, they demanded RM2.5mil for their services and a deal was truck for what would be known as some form of ritual cleansing. That was when Mazlan was killed, his body was spliced into 18 parts and buried near Mona’s houses. She appeared jovial during trial and was hung with her Affandy and Juraimi.
Hanafi Mat Hassan – He was a bus driver who planned a rape-and-kill crime at his darkly-tinted bus. The victim was Noor Suzaily Mukhtar, an IT Engineer who boarded his bus. After raping the victim, he murdered her in cold blood.
Prebet Adam – He took an M-16 and went on a shooting spree in Chow Kit, causing the area to be closed to public. Rumour has it that this was because his brother was killed by the Sultan of Johor during the 1980s over a golfing incident.
Ahmad Najib – The man responsible for the killing of Canny Ong Lay Kian at Bangsar Shopping Centre in 2003 which sparked a national outcry of security and safety at public places. Ahmad Najib raped Canny before killing her although he claimed it was consentious.
Mat Komando – His real name is Ahmad Mohd Arshad who led the Kumpulan 13 gang repsonisble for more htan 40 armed robberies in the country including BSN and the Post Office. He claims to be a modern ‘Robin Hood’ and even magical powers.
Rasidi Ismail – He killed a family of 4 in cold blood but was released for being unsound.