Archive for the 'Malaysia' Category

MALAYSIA – Now, taser guns for enforcement officers to counter illegal gambling (2013-11-22)

Posted on November 22 2013 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Selangor City is considering arming local council enforcement officers with taser guns (probably TASER ® products) in an effort to counter illegal gambling in cybercafes – to reduce risks to raiding parties who in the past have faced violent attacks.]] Malay Mail SHAH ALAM, Nov 22 — Selangor is considering […]

MONGOLIA – US Military – Marines lead multinational nonlethal weapons training (2013-08-28)

Posted on August 28 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Senior military leaders from 22 nations, most in the Asia-Pacific region, are gathered in Mongolia this week to learn about nonlethal weapons and how their forces can more effectively use them. The two-day seminar started with demonstrations, including the X26, with Mongolian military participating. Each experienced firsthand how it feels to […]

MALAYSIA – Stun-guns (taser-equivalents) are readily available on sale in Kuala Lumpur (2011-09-09)

Posted on September 9 2011 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A detailed report showing how easy it is to purchase and get hold of “tasers” (generic term) from traders, Note these are not genuine tasers (“(Taser is a well-known brand name in the United States which is used by the American police)”) DANGEROUS weapons and drugs are readily available to […]

AUSTRALIA – Lawyer slams Taser option for asylum seekers (2011-08-02)

Posted on August 2 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The Prime Minister has been slammed by a lawyers group for giving the Australian Federal Police “carte blanche” in the use of “potential lethal force” to herd asylum seekers onto aircraft as part of the Government’s so-called Malaysian solution. The Australian Lawyers Alliance says the AFP should not have the power […]

AUSTRALIA – Tasers will force the issue with asylum seekers (2011-08-02)

Posted on August 2 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS  :  ]] Tarsers used against Malaysian asylum seekers in AustraliaWrithing in agony on the floor of the Christmas Island detention facility is a 45 year old man from Afghanistan.  His wife and two young children stand screaming and sobbing helplessly as they watch their husband and father being Tasered by AFP officers.The […]

AUSTRALIA / MALAYSIA – Lawyer slams Taser option for asylum seekers (2011-08-01)

Posted on August 1 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Australian lawyers comdemn use of tasers against asylum seekes. The Australian Lawyers Alliance says the AFP should not have the power to use Tasers to compel asylum seekers onto planes bound for Kuala Lumpur detention centres.]] Jeremy Thompson     The Government has pledged to put asylum seekers on aircraft bound […]

MALAYSIA – ‘Amok fought back’ (2011-04-19)

Posted on April 19 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This is one of the rare reported uses of the taser by Malaysian police, who have it in their arsenal. It would appear to be a “last resort” – except the presence of a crowd that clearly frightened the psychiatrically- disturbed man and made him afraid to surrender to the police. In […]

MALAYSIA – Ex-steward’s wife in shock over kidnapping [involving the use of stun-guns] (2011-03-11)

Posted on March 11 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In a complicated crime setting, the only relevant information is that “On Monday morning, while people looked on, three men armed with Taser stun-guns bundled the victim into a Proton Iswara and fled. Some tried to help but backed off after the men pointed the stun-guns at them” (in bold in the […]

MALAYSIA – Police must be competent in handling the mentally ill (2011-02-16)

Posted on February 16 2011 by admin

[[GlobalShock: (A letter to the editor – from a doctor (?) in Malaysia – which presents very clearly the best alternative to tasering: the “soft” way of dealing with disturbed members of the public who get into trouble and the police are called in … A very sensitive report about a man who was in […]

MALAYSIA – State-of-the-art weapons for police (2010-07-31)

Posted on July 31 2010 by admin

Providing Kuala Lumpur the police with “state-of-the-art” weaponry includes 210 X26 tasers, ready for ” terrorist bombing incidents or threats” …

MALAYSIA – Taser-powered police – Cops asking for 30,000 units in budget proposal (2009-12-15)

Posted on December 15 2009 by admin

Summary: KUALA LUMPUR Police plan to equip all 30,000 policemen on 24-hour patrol beats with Taser guns, the less-lethal weapon used in developed countries on fleeing or belligerent suspects. 210 X26s had been distributed nationwide since the middle of the year to police contingents and units. Already used once in Malacca.

MALAYSIA – Cops asking for 30,000 units in budget proposal (2009-12-15)

Posted on December 15 2009 by admin

Police plan to equip all 30,000 policemen on 24-hour patrol beats with Taser guns, the less-lethal weapon used in developed countries on fleeing or belligerent suspects.. Due to budget cuts, the present number was reduced to 1,000 and finally to 210 guns at a cost of RM2.1 million.

SINGAPORE & MALAYSIA – Taser stun guns in use soon (2009-06-26)

Posted on June 26 2009 by admin

Malaysian police are set to become the second in Southeast Asia after Singapore to use the non-lethal Taser , TO BE used by police in developed countries as it is considered non-lethal.stun guns. The 220 tasers “The Taser is a weapon which is used to stun fleeing or belligerent suspects.”