JB councillor car-jacked by two men after ‘accident’


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 16 Feb 2013

JOHOR Baru municipal councillor Leow Kam Choy was a victim of car-jacking after an “accident” at a flyover heading towards the Johor Baru Inner Ring Road.

At about 1.50pm on Thursday, a car driven by a woman hit his Toyota Camry, China Press reported.

As soon as he got out of his car, two men from another car approached him. One of them brandished a knife against his neck while the other man punched his face, causing him to feel dizzy.

The man with the knife then drove Leow's car away while the woman and the other man left the scene in her vehicle.

> Nanyang Siang Pau reported that Singapore recorded a hike in Internet sex video extortion from 11 cases in 2011 to 50 cases last year.

Female fraudsters would target victims through social networking sites like Tagged and Facebook.

They would then initiate a relationship to gain the trust of the victims before persuading them to participate in cyber sex.

The victims were eventually persuaded to strip naked without knowing that their acts were being secretly recorded.

Subsequently, the fraudsters would blackmail their victims for about S$1,700 (RM4,250) to delete the video. The transactions were made through PayPal.

Most of the victims were males aged below 30.

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