Woman ‘charmed’ out of savings of RM117,000

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  • Friday, 28 Apr 2017

At 9.02 am(0102gmt), the local note was traded at 4.3960/4010 against the greenback from 4.4100/4150 at 6pm on Thursday.

IPOH: A 70-year-old woman claimed she lost her life savings of almost RM117,000 after she was charmed by some people at the Ipoh Central Market.

Kan Wai Leng, 70, said she was at the market when a woman asked her if she knew someone by the name of Dr Wong.

A few minutes later, another lady told Kan that she knows Dr Wong and that he had saved her mother-in-law.

“When I met the second lady, who was in her 40s, she touched my palm and my face turned cold.

“They told me they wanted to meet Dr Wong and dragged me along when I didn’t want to but I felt powerless”, Kan said at the DAP headquarters in Jalan Istana where Perak DAP chairman Nga Kor Ming and Canning assemblyman Wong Kah Woh were present yesterday. Another woman, who claimed she was Dr Wong’s granddaughter, appeared and told Kan that a ghost was following her.

They drove the old lady to a bank in Jalan Yang Kalsom where she withdrew RM115,628.15 and headed to another bank to withdraw another RM1,000.

Kan gave them the money, and was brought to a mall for some prayers to help her.

“They asked me to look outside the window when they were praying. Once it was over, they passed a black plastic bag and asked me to open it on May 20.”

When she came around that evening, she found a bag of salt and two mineral water bottles inside the bag.

She then lodged a police report.

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