Two scammers beaten up and shamed in public


  • Nation
  • Monday, 27 May 2019

SEVERAL market traders and customers in Johor Baru hurled eggs and fruits at two female Chinese nationals for allegedly cheating a senior citizen out of her cash and jewellery.

Sin Chew Daily reported that the two women, said to be in their 50s, had their hands and legs bound before the public shaming at a market on Saturday. They were also hit with wooden sticks.

The retaliatory attack came about after the Chinese nationals were believed to have cheated a 63-year-old woman on April 27 at the market.

They told her that they could help rid her of bad luck through a black magic ritual that would only work in two weeks’ time.

She was told to keep her cash and jewellery in a plastic bag given to her.

Later, the victim found just two mineral water bottles in the plastic bag, with the cash and jewellery missing.

She related the incident to the market traders and friends.

The market traders recognised the Chinese nationals when they went to the market again to look for new victims, said a police spokesman.

The suspected swindlers were sent to hospital with injuries to the head and body.

> China Press reported that a 70-year-old man was rescued after being trapped in a 4m-deep well for about 24 hours at an oil palm plantation in Manjung, Perak.

Zhou Yong Kuang survived on dirty water and frogs before he was found by firemen and voluntary patrol unit members on Friday night.

It is learnt that Zhou had gone to work at the plantation on Thursday morning.

Family members lodged a missing persons report after he did not return that day.

Zhou has been warded at a hospital for cracked ribs.

?  The above article is 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 this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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