Would-be groom loses RM20,000 to loan scam


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 10 Aug 2019

A MAN in Cameron Highlands lost RM20, 000 trying to get a loan for his wedding from a company he found online, Malaysia Nanban reported.

Sivasangar, 30, reportedly found it hard to find funds for his nuptials, and was taken in by online ads claiming the firm was approved by Bank Negara.

Sivasangar’s application was given the green light by the company after three days but was asked to bank in RM20, 000 in order to get the RM30, 000 he asked for.

He realised he had been conned after banking in the money and had lodged a police report at the Cameron Highlands station, a police spokesman said.

> A man in Tamil Nadu, India, attacked his pregnant daughter at a hospital because she married a man from a different caste, the daily also reported.

Sushma and her boyfriend Sivankaran were married under police protection after seeking refuge at a police station in Madurai

When the couple visited a hospital for a pre-natal check-up, her father appeared and attacked her with a knife before fleeing.

Sushma was not seriously hurt, and police apprehended her father.

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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