Gangsters demanded angpow so I gave them RM5 ones meant for kids, says Sng


SIBU: Datuk Larry Sng says that the amount in the angpow given to four men who were arrested for criminal intimidation was not the reason why they targeted him in Julau.

"It may have been a grudge (held by them) from before," he said, adding that their boss allegedly bet against him in the last general election and lost money.

Recalling the incident on Sunday (Feb 11), he said he had packed some RM5 angpow to give to children for good fortune.

"It was not intended for adults," he said in a Facebook post on Friday (Feb 16).

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"At 12.30pm, I came across the gangsters at an open house and they asked for angpow.

"I told them that it was 'small money' but since they insisted I said I would give it to them for luck.

"At 5pm as I was leaving the Pakan district officer's house, four gangsters, including their head, surrounded me and said the amount was too small and expressed their displeasure. I agreed and told them that next year I would prepare more," he said.

Sng said the group then asked for RM500 and he agreed to transfer the amount.

He said the group refused to disperse and started arguing with his supporters.

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He also claimed he was told the gangsters had weapons in their car and were planning to attack him.

Sng said he decided to lodge a police report for his personal safety and those around him.

Police then arrested the suspects, aged 32 to 53, on Monday (Feb 12).

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