Director of criminal investigations (CID) Bukit Aman Hadi Ho Abdullah said the police records of known gang members revealed that 71 percent were Indians, 23 percent were Chinese and that just under five percent were Malays.
A 2004 statistic shows minority Indians accounted for a disproportionate 15% of juvenile delinquents, committed 40% of all violent crime and made up nearly 50% of all convicts in prisons - presenting the typical profile of a helpless underclass.
Meanwhile Indians use denial and accusing others of racism. PKR vice-president N Surendran said in a statement today the figure was inconceivable given that Indians make up only seven percent of the population. He said PKR believed that the high figure could be due to the police and other enforcement officers’ targeting ethnic Indian in their operations. Surendran thus, demanded that the government set up an independent inquiry to determine if the law enforcers were indeed racial profiling ethnic Indian.
Why pick on Indians
Associate professor P. Sundramoorthy of Universiti Sains Malaysia holds that if Indians appear to represent 71 per cent of gangsters in Malaysia, that does not necessarily mean that other ethnic groups are not dominant in gangland activities.
"The probability is that the type of gangland activities involving Indians might be more visible and violent, thereby drawing tremendous public attention.
Indian professor: Other races are equally bad
Associate professor P. Sundramoorthy continues.
“By the same reasoning, selective types of gangland criminal activities classified as low visibility and less violent may be committed disproportionately by other ethnic groups but they go undetected or are difficult to investigate.
“Obviously, they receive less media and public attention, leading many to believe that Indians are the dominant characters involved in gangland activities in this country.”
Social media now full of Malaysian Indians real life violent clips
A documentary by Al Jazeera on Malaysia gang scene (above) appears like a freak show comprising almost entirely of Indian gangstes.
These days, social media are full of uploads of Indian criminals committing violent. Below, shows an Indian hand was lopped off.