Sundry shop owner falls for money-making gemstone scam


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 22 Jun 2019

Compiled by ALLISON LAI, FATIMAH ZAINAL and R. ARAVINTHAN

A SUNDRY shop owner bought a RM10,000 ruby from a bomoh who promised that the stone would “give birth” to more money, reported Kosmo!.

The bomoh gave him four biscuit tins and promised him that they would be filled with money if he opened them after six days.

Eventually, the 43-year-old shop owner found them filled with rubbish and dried leaves.

He had gone to see the 46-year-old Indonesian bomoh on May 25 with his wife, as she wanted to seek traditional treatment.

Kuantan district deputy police chief Supt Kama Azural Mohamed said that during the meeting, the suspect showed the shop owner a biscuit tin filled with RM100 notes and claimed that the money came from a ruby.

“The victim paid RM10,000 for the gem and was given four biscuit tins that he was told he could only open after six days,” he said.

Supt Kama Azural said the suspect was arrested at a house in Cherating last Friday.

 

> The same daily reported that rock band Bunkface vocalist Sam, whose real name is Shamsul Annuar Mohd Baharom, has acknowledged that he is divorced since January.

“I want to apologise for keeping this news a secret for a few months. This is because I wanted to take care of both of our families’ privacy and feelings.

“Although we are no longer together, our relationship is still good and we are always in contact with each other about our son, Maleeq,” said Sam, 32.

He married Aida Azira Hussin on April 25, 2015. Their son Maleeq is three years old.

 

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. 


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