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Thursday, 4 May 2017

Her investment grew to RM3.5mil but she can’t take out a sen

KOTA BARU: A government servant quit her job after investing RM175,000 in an e-share scheme only to find her account “blocked” after her investment grew to over RM3.5mil.

Siti Zuraida Awang said she was convinced to join the scheme after finding out that even a well-known political leader in the state had invested RM450,000 in the e-share business.

“I quit my job a year ago because I was convinced it could not be a fraudulent venture, as investors in the scheme included top politicians.

“But now not only did I not get a full return on my capital investment, I can no longer access my account as well,” said the 36-year-old mother of two children aged seven and three.

Zuraida quit her job at the Health Ministry after investing in the e-share scheme in April last year.

Prior to that she was a staff under the Accountant-General’s Depart­ment.

She lodged two police reports against the company on March 29 and April 13 this year.

In her first report, she said three acquaintances came to her house in Pasir Mas to offer the scheme that promised big returns.

“It is not a get-rich-quick scheme. The company has direct selling licence under the Ministry of Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism.

“According to the company’s finance report, my investment had reached RM3.5mil.

“I tried to withdraw part of my investment in March this year, but was not able to do so.

“I lodged the report because the founder of the company gave an unreasonable excuse as to why I could not make the withdrawal.

“I lodged another police report about two weeks later because I was denied access to my account,” she said.

She called on the authorities to investigate.

Pasir Mas commercial crime officer Inspector Musliha Mohammad said they have referred the matter to Malaysia Companies Commission, as it was a registered company.

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