Retiree loses RM25,000 to Macau Scam


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 06 May 2020

Compiled by TARRENCE TAN, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN

A 60-YEAR-OLD female retiree became RM25,000 poorer after she was duped into believing that a payment could prevent her from being arrested in Terengganu, reported Sinar Harian.

According to state deputy commercial crime chief Supt M. Zambri Mahmud, the victim received a call from a woman who identified herself as “Inspector Wati” from the Terengganu police headquarters.

He said the victim denied the allegations by the fake inspector, but she eventually caved in and transferred the money into a new bank account which she opened.

Out of fear, the victim also disclosed all her personal information, including details of her new bank account, to the scammer. A few hours later, upon feeling that something was amiss, the victim checked her bank account, only to find that both her bank accounts had been emptied. She immediately lodged a police report.

> A two-metre python was caught by a member of the Malaysian Civil Defence Force (APM) after it interrupted a family’s pre-dawn meal in Padang Terap, Kedah, Harian Metro reported.

According to Padang Terap APM officer Leftenan (PA) Mohd Shukri Shuib, the 5kg python, which was in the chicken coop, was caught within 15 minutes after APM members arrived at the scene.

“The change of weather and hunger might have caused the python to look for food in this area,” he said.

> The movement control order (MCO) might have forced some people out of work, but it motivates actor Fendy Bakry to go full-time in his fried kuey teow business in Kampung Baru, according to Berita Harian.

“I had to look for other sources of income after shooting came to a halt due to Covid-19,” he said.

“I was inspired to experiment with cooking with my friend. We tried several times to get the taste right. According to Fendy, business was tough in the beginning, but he began to receive more orders during the MCO.

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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