Compiled by C. ARUNO, NG ZHE QUN and R. ARAVINTHAN
THE founder of the controversial investment scheme JJPTR is offering its members a chance to “recoup your losses” by mining cryptocurrency, reported Sin Chew Daily.
Johnson Lee, who claimed in 2017 to have lost US$400mil after a hacking job, has since cooked up several new investment schemes purportedly to help members recover their losses.
The newest scheme involves downloading a cryptocurrency platform called Pi, in which members are asked to invest a minimum of one sen to join and promote it among friends and family.
Lee promised JJPTR members that they would not only recoup their losses but might make more money than before.
“If I am lying, karma will get me.
I am not afraid because I am not lying, ” the 31-year-old wrote on Facebook on Feb 3.
Many of the comments on his Facebook post were negative with many questioning why the authorities were not clamping down on his dubious schemes.
“Would anyone still believe him?” one wrote.
In 2018, Lee was fined RM18,000 after pleading guilty to falsifying Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) documents.
In 2017, the police, along with enforcement teams from Bank Negara, National Revenue Recovery Enforcement Team, Inland Revenue Board and CCM raided his company’s premises before arresting him and two aides.
JJPTR is also known by its Chinese name Jie Jiu Pu Tong Ren, which translates to “Saviour of the Common People”.
> The parents of the recently-deceased Godfrey Gao spent the Spring Lantern Festival, known in Malaysia as Chap Goh Meh, at the cemetery in Taiwan where he was laid to rest, the daily also reported.
Fans who happened to be at
the Chin Pao San cemetery noticed that the elderly couple had brought glutinous rice balls and other delicacies to mark the end of the Chinese New Year festival with their dead son.
A netizen shared a picture of Gao’s parents at the location with a heart-rending post: “Gao Gao, your mum and dad have come to visit you. I saw that they were lonely. We often miss our loved ones during festivals. I can understand how sad they are. Please forgive me. I couldn’t hold back my tears.”
Gao’s mother was seen wearing a winter jacket and scarf, along with a face mask, and seemed in despair.
The Taiwanese-Canadian model-actor died at around 2am on
Nov 27, midway through filming a Chinese variety show. He was 35.
He reportedly filmed for 17 hours straight and cried out “I can’t keep going” before collapsing from a sudden cardiac arrest.
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.