Kulop Mat Daud

May 10, 1927
Padang Rengas, Federated Malay States

Cause of death Shot by police
Attack information
Date May 9, 1927
9 a.m.
Location(s) Lubok Merbau, Federated Malay States
Killed 8
Injured 13
Weapon(s) Shotgun

Kulop Mat Daud was a Malay who killed eight people and seriously wounded thirteen others in Lubok Merbau, a village near Kuala Kangsar, Federated Malay States on May 9, 1927.

On that day many villagers left early for the celebrations of the sultan's birthday in Kuala Kangsar. At about 9 a.m. Kulop Mat Daud grabbed a shotgun, filled his pockets with shells, and fired several shots near his home. He then entered the house of Che Shariff, a retired surveyor of about 60 years of age, and mortally wounded him. He died the following day in hospital.

Kulop afterwards went up the main road of the village and killed two Chinese shop keepers, as well as two Chinese women, and then, while walking down the road, shot and killed the driver of a lorry, causing the vehicle to overturn. He next fired at a hire car, killing both its driver and passenger, and also shot at another car, before fleeing into the jungle.

Having expended his stock of shells he raided several huts at gunpoint for food and ammunition, and then started his search for Kassim, the village headman, who was at the celebrations in Kuala Kangsar, and against whom Kulop had some grievance.

By that time Kulop was sought by police, but after an exchange of shots managed to evade capture for the night. He was eventually spotted at a cliff near Padang Rengas railway station, and more police were summoned to the scene, but Kulop still defied capture until afternoon, when he was shot dead by a police constable. His body was then brought to Kuala Kangsar.[1][2][3][4]