A 24-year-old female victim was beaten until she lost consciousness by two robbers because she has only RM100 in the bank account. In the 11.30pm incident, the victim was walking alone at the Pandan Jaya LRT station when she was threatened with a knife and forced into the suspects' car.
The victim was punched in the face several times and driven to a bank where she was forced to withdraw money from the ATM machine. The two suspects turned furious when found out the victim had no money and immediately assaulted her. The victim was seriously injured in the face, had broken teeth, and bruises over her body. She was left on the street unconscious before several people helped her.
Pandan Indah police station confirmed the incident.
Giant grouper weighing 168kg in Miri
A giant grouper weighing 168kg was caught recently in Miri waters and the fish has been sold to a restaurant owner in the city for a price tag believed to exceed RM10,000. The buyer, Ah Tai Chian, 55, said he was happy to win the bid as many other restaurant operators were keen to get their hands on the giant fish, which is believed to bring good luck to the buyer and those who eat it. According to him, it took the fishermen up to four hours to pull the fish out of the water.
Drown victim's last Facebook status: 'Consider me as dead'
The last message of drown victim Muhammad Nur Zulfiqri Mohd Zuki on his Facebook profile was an image with the quote, "Consider me as dead". The 15-year-old boy drowned while swimming with his two pals in a river in Kampung Buluh, Kuala Berang. The boys had returned to their hometown to spend the school holidays. One of the victim's friend had nearly drowned while attempting to save him. The victim's body was found 20 minutes later at the same location where he was seen drowning.
Power Root warns public of SMS scam
Power Root (M) Sdn Bhd has warned of a SMS scam using the company name, which claims that the recipient has won a cash prize of RM30,000. The company clarified that the contest it organised last year had ended Dec 2014, and so far no new contest was held.
A spokesperson said the company would not use SMS to inform a contest winner and stressed that the SMS was fake. A 32-year-old housewife nearly fell victim after she called the number given in the SMS to claim the cash prize.
She felt something amiss when the man asked for her bank account number and identity card number. The man, with Indonesian accent, became nervous when the housewife queried him about the company, Power Root. She hung up the phone upon realising it was a scam.