Take photos of gifts from relationships as proof in case things go sour, Michael Chong advises women


  • Nation
  • Monday, 24 Aug 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: A 31-year-old beauty consultant is allegedly being harassed by her ex-boyfriend over a diamond ring.

The victim, who only wished to be known as Haw, said her 45-year-old ex-boyfriend claimed that she had stolen the ring.

"I met him at a party in March 2017 and he gave me the 0.86 carat diamond ring as a gift two months later," she told a press conference organised by MCA Public Services and Complaints Department head Datuk Seri Michael Chong on Monday (Aug 24).

Haw said she had to break up with the man due to his bad habits, including always borrowing money from her.

"We broke up in December 2018. On Aug 3 this year, I went to a goldsmith to check on the value of the diamond ring. Somehow my ex-boyfriend got wind of this and lodged a police report against me on Aug 12," she said.

Haw said she was detained by police on Aug 15 as the former boyfriend accused her of stealing the ring.

"The police also informed me that my ex-boyfriend claimed that the ring belonged to his younger sister," she added.

Meanwhile, Chong advised women to take photos of their relationships including gifts given to them.

"With photographic evidence, the women would have proof of the gifts that they received.

"It is scary how things could turn sour once a couple has broken up," he said.

Chong said he has referred Haw to a lawyer, who will find out the police actions on the matter.

"We hope that she can find justice. It is also puzzling for me that the ex-boyfriend can be informed by the goldsmith after she had checked the value of the ring," Chong said.

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