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Drugs, guns and race feed Malaysia gang violence

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KUALA LUMPUR - Jobless at 16, and facing the economic marginalisation of many Malaysian Indians, Raju opted for the danger and easy money of life in the notorious "04" criminal gang. 

This picture taken on Sept 19, 2013 shows Malaysian special policemen standing during a press conference called "Op Cantas Khas" outside a shopping mall in downtown Kuala Lumpur. (AFP photo)

He was nearly beaten to death by a rival gang a few years ago, his teeth and bones broken.

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