Larkin rep warns public of fake investment scheme using his image


JOHOR BARU: The public has been warned against falling for a “syariah-compliant investment scheme" as advertised on social media with the image of a Johor exco member.

State youth, sports, entrepreneur development, cooperatives and human resources committee chairman Mohd Hairi Mad Shah said his photograph has been used without his permission and denied his involvement in such a scheme.

“I have been receiving messages and enquiries regarding the scheme after the poster bearing my photo was posted on social media,” said the Larkin assemblyman.

“I strongly refute ever offering such an investment programme, whether it is through my exco office or my assemblyman service centre,” added Mohd Hairi on Wednesday (March 15).

Aside from his photo, he said the poster also carried the state government’s crest and the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) logo.

Mohd Hairi added that CCM was not even an agency under his purview.

“I hope the public will not get scammed by the irresponsible parties who put out the advertisement,” he said, adding that the matter has been reported to the social media platforms as well.

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