Job scam ‘recruiter’ grilled by angry mob


Compiled by C. ARUNO, BENJAMIN LEE and R. ARAVINTHAN

A MAN in Kedah, who was suspected to be a job scam recruiter, was filmed being interrogated and nearly beaten up by a group of people, China Press reported.

In a video which was said to be taken in Sungai Petani, the crowd apparently yelled at him and asked whether he worked for scam syndicates, to which he nodded meekly.

His response infuriated the people, some of whom immediately surrounded him and tried to beat him up.

However, the more level-headed ones in the group held the rest back, advising them to calm down.

The man admitted that he was an accounts clerk for a syndicate and that his task was merely to deposit and transfer money for them, adding that he was not involved in recruiting workers for them.

When asked whether he knew the group’s two acquaintances who had been lured to Cambodia to work for a scam call centre, he replied in the affirmative.

“They will never be able to return,” he could be heard saying, after which he apologised repeatedly.

> Hong Kong singer Gloria Tang shocked fans after she burst into tears halfway through a livestream event, China Press reported.

Tang, 31, had held the livestream on Sept 20 to promote her new album.

When a viewer asked about a Weibo post she wrote a few years ago in which she had wished for “the world to stop for one minute”, Tang lost control of her emotions and began sobbing.

She explained that at the time of the post, she was under much stress working for a record label with whom she had a legal dispute.

“I really felt like dying. Thinking about it and talking about it now makes me cry,” she said.

Tang, who is better known by her stage name G.E.M, said the experience motivated her to write the song Let The World Stop for One Minute.She hoped the song would serve as a ray of hope for people who were feeling sad or facing difficulties in life.

Tang also shared that she had had a hard time in the past three years, adding that her Christian faith got her through it.

Previously, she was reported to be embroiled in a lawsuit with her then record label over the exclusive rights to her copyrighted works.

● 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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