They called him Botak Chin, and he was Malaysia’s most notorious criminal in the 1970s.
There were many stories about him, and his life became the stuff of legend.
Did his talisman from Thailand confer him supernatural powers? Could he paralyse policemen just by shaking their hands? Was he like a Robin Hood who stole from the rich to give to the poor?
Wanted: Botak Chin vividly illustrates episodes of Botak Chin’s life, including accounts from the psychiatrist who interviewed him in Tanjung Rambutan. Although some elements will remain mysterious, his journey gives a snapshot of what Malaysia was like.