Compiled by ADELINE GOOI, OH ING YEEN and R.ARAVINTHAN
A PREGNANT woman was willing to sell her baby through social media under the false identities of “Nor” and “Lina”, reported Harian Metro.
Even after a prospective customer had been lined up, the woman still tried to broker deals for the same baby with other interested couples.
Her “game” was exposed when a Harian Metro reporter went undercover on the pretext of “buying” her baby.
The woman told the reporter during their meeting in Kajang that she would only part with the baby for RM5,000.
Kajang OCPD Asst Comm Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yusoff said one of the woman’s victims lodged a police report after she suspected something amiss about the deal.
“However, the victim withdrew the report as she did not want any action to be taken against the woman. She claimed she lodged the report for reference,” he added.
The victim, who refused to be named, said she just wanted the woman to stop conning people.
“I don’t want the unborn baby to be motherless,” she said, adding that she lost more than RM2,000 in the incident.
> A forensic audit should be carried out urgently against the Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) project in Perak, which has allegedly recorded a loss of RM474.4mil since 2013, reported Utusan Malaysia.
Perak Economic Advisory Council member Nga Kor Ming said over the past five years, the council had repeatedly reminded the state government not to venture into the theme park project, which is worth hundreds of millions of ringgit.
“We are disappointed that the advice was ignored by the Barisan Nasional government.
“Originally, this project only involved private investment while the Perak State Development Corporation only granted land titles.
“But now, state-owned company Perak Corporation Berhad is the largest shareholder in the project with a total investment of RM248mil of the people’s money,” he said.
Nga, who is also Perak DAP chairman, said he wanted a forensic audit to be conducted to detect any misconduct or malpractice.
He also wanted an apology from the previous state government administration before the forensic audit inquiry commenced.
> A primary school teacher claimed trial at the Kuala Lumpur High Court for being in possession of photos and videos linked to the Islamic State group on his mobile phone, reported Kosmo!.
Muhamad Naseefullah Heawian Einie, 47, was charged with being in possession of six photos and 16 videos linked to the terror group on his device.
He had allegedly committed the offence at the domestic arrival area of Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 in Sepang at 3.22pm on Dec 1, 2017.
He was charged under Section 130JB(1)(a) of the Penal Code, which carries up to seven years’ imprisonment or a fine upon conviction.
High Court Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali presided over the proceedings.
The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.