Treasure hunters end up in police lock-up

  • Letters
  • Monday, 27 Jan 2003

From the Tamil Press

TAMIL Nesan highlighted the story of 10 men who went on a treasure hunt in the compound of a deceased philanthropist’s house on Saturday and ended up in the police lock-up.  

According to the daily, one of the men, who had reportedly gone into a trance earlier, claimed that there was treasure in the abandoned bungalow of the late businessman N.T.S. Arumugam Pillai at the former U.P. Estate in Sungai Petani. 

The men took along prayer items and a photograph of Arumugam Pillai and held prayers before digging for treasure. 

Police nabbed them while they were busy digging.  

The daily also reported that a Hindu priest visiting from India and his two local friends were attacked by 15 men at a house in Taman Sri Muda in Section 25, Shah Alam, on Friday night. 

Klang OCPD Asst Comm A. Paramasivam was quoted as saying that the men came in several cars and attacked the trio with pieces of wood and iron pipes. 

They then forced the priest and his friends into their cars and abandoned them nearby.  

Malaysia Nanban highlighted the price of gold, which has reached a record 10-year high. 

Quoting Selangor and Federal Territory Indian Goldsmiths and Jewellery Shops Association president Abdul Rasul Abdul Razak, it said 916 gold would be sold at RM50 per gram from yesterday, up RM2 from the previous price. 

Abdul Rasul said the price increase was inevitable as there was fear that the United States might declare war on Iraq.  

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