Lorryman hands wanted son over to cops

MALACCA - A lorry driver drove his son to the police station after finding out that he is on the wanted list for being part of the notorious 04 gang.

The father managed to trace the whereabouts of his son, who went into hiding following newspaper reports that he was being sought by police.

It is learnt that the 48-year-old father drove his son from Johor Baru before handing him over to the police.

The 24-year-old gang member was being tracked by police to facilitate investigation into the murder of a rival 08 gang member on May 4 in Cheng here after a brawl.

It is believed the lorry driver from Cheng had spoken to Malacca police chief Deputy Commissioner Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye and Supt Gunarajan a day before and decided to personally hand over his son.

State Deputy CID chief Supt P.R. Gunarajan said the psychological approach used by police in solving the gang fight had been successful as three other suspected 04 gang members had surrendered on Aug 22.

Supt Gunarajan said a 19-year-old youth surrended at the police beat at Ayer Keroh court complex while two others, aged 18 and 19, voluntarily came to the police headquarters the same day.

Malacca police had placed eight people on the wanted list following the May 4 gang clash. The other four suspects have yet to be found.