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Businessman shot on Penang highway was top gang boss

PENANG The businessman who was shot dead by his bodyguard following an argument was a top gang boss, said the police.

Assistant Commandant Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said the police were aware of Mr Ong Teik Kwong's and the gang's illegal activities for some time.

"We have information that the members were involved in protection rackets... The gang is also involved in illegal money lending," he said.

It was reported that Mr Ong was among several people linked to the murder of a VCD seller in 2011.

On Thursday night, Mr Ong and two others were killed when the bodyguard opened fire at them on an expressway.

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