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Monday October 7, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Monday October 7, 2013 MYT 6:34:31 AM
PETALING JAYA: A group of friends are under police remand after a failed kidnap attempt at Genting Highlands.
A witness lodged a police report at around 6.45am yesterday after spotting two of the suspects, a man and a woman, driving in an allegedly stolen Honda City at the First World Hotel in Genting Highlands.
When approached by police, the couple sped away in the vehicle and a car chase ensued.
The driver lost control of the car, causing it to flip onto its side in Gohtong Jaya.
While the suspects were being arrested, two men and a woman arrived in a Proton Perdana, claiming to know the owner of the Honda City.
Police brought all five to the Bentong district police station for questioning.
It was then that an officer heard a muffled sound coming from the Proton Perdana’s boot and found a man inside.
The man claimed that he and a female friend were kidnapped at the hotel’s carpark.
In a separate incident, a 64-year-old newspaper vendor suffered severe injuries near Jalan Kuching on Saturday morning while trying to flee from two men who were tailing him.
Loh Kian Poh left home at 4am to collect the pile of newspapers that he was delivering around Taman Wahyu.
His wife Chong Rui Fong, 61, said Loh had noticed two men trailing him on their motorcycles upon arriving at their Taman Wahyu residence at 5am.
Loh quickly entered his house and waited for another two hours before he continued making his paper rounds.
At 7am, he noticed the same men following him from behind.
He diverted from his usual route and parked his motorcycle by the roadside before making a running away.
He, however, slipped, fell into a drain and broke his ribs.
Witnesses called for an ambulance after seeing Loh unconscious in the drain.
Loh received treatment at Hospital Selayang. His wife and three sons have lodged a police report on the incident.
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