PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian ambassador to Chile was robbed and threatened by a group of five men at his residence in Las Flores Avenue, Las Condes, Chile.
According to Spanish news portal Bibiochile.cl, the men had allegedly threatened to kill Datuk Dr Mohamad Rameez Yahaya's five children and cut off his wife's ears.
It reported that the incident took place at 11.15pm on Sunday (11.15am Monday Malaysian time).
According to the report, the five men, believed to be locals, broke into the ambassador's home and tied up the family.
Dr Mohamad Rameez, when met by the media hours later, said he was beaten on the head before his hands were tied.
"In addition to asking for money, they also took all the jewellery belonging to my wife and kids.
"They said if I refused they would kill my children," he was quoted as saying.
He said that though traumatised, he is grateful that his family is safe.
The news portal said the Chilean authorities are investigating the incident and have collected fingerprints and CCTV footage from the house.
The Star has reached out to Wisma Putra and the Malaysian Embassy in Chile for confirmation of the incident.