Beware of scams using our name, says MHS


Compiled by C. ARUNO, SIRA HABIBU and R. ARAVINTHAN

THE Malaysia Hindu Sangam (MHS) has urged the community to be aware of a scam that is using its name to con people, Makkal Osai reported.MHS president Datuk R.S. Mohan Shan said the scammers were targeting the lower income group.

The unknown person or persons call the “targets” and identify themselves as “Datuk Raju” from MHS.

The victims were told that the individual can help them get financial assistance from MHS but the victims have to bank in a certain amount of money to get the help.

The MHS has received several reports of such scams and he clarified that there was no such scheme or person representing them.



> A woman in Jharkhand, India, cut off her own tongue because someone told her it will bring back her daughter-in-law and grandchild, Makkal Osai reported.

When Letchumi Nirala’s daughter-in-law suddenly left home with the child last week, the family began looking for them but could not find them.

During this time Letchumi was apparently advised that she should pray and cut off her tongue as an offering to help bring them back.

Doctors who treated Letchumi said she has lost her ability to speak.

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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