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Nation 23 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Twist in Iraqi 'extortion' case

The case of the Iraqi detained on suspicion of trying to extort money from a distressed family in Penang has been classified as #8220;putting a person in fear of injury in order to commit extortion.''

Nation 23 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Man held for extorting hotel

A man, who held a five-star hotel ransom by threatening to embarrass the management during a VVIP's scheduled visit Tuesday, has been arrested.

Nation 22 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Iraqi suspect tries to extort money from student's family

An Iraqi, who claimed that he was with Malaysian student Mohd Abdullah Osman before the latter was detained by US troops in Iraq, has been picked up by police in Kuala Lumpur for allegedly trying to extort money from the student#8217;s family.

Nation 19 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Extorters using obituary info

Unscrupulous people have been extorting money from grieving families by using information obtained from obituaries published in newspapers.

Nation 17 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cops seek Penang triad leader trying to revive gang

Police are looking for the leader of the notorious I>Sio Sam Ong/I(Three Little Emperors) triad who is said to be actively trying to revive the gang on the island.

Nation 04 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Police cripple three-man extortion gang

The district police here believe that they have crippled a three-man extortion gang with the arrest of a 33-year-old labourer and the subsequent recovery of a revolver from his house in Pandamaran.

AseanPlus News 21 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Actress' father involved in extortion surrenders to cops

B>AHMADABAD:/BThe father of Indian film actress Shilpa Shetty surrendered to police Friday to face charges of using criminals to pressure a textile manufacturer to pay the movie star for sari advertisements in which she modelled.

AseanPlus News 21 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Murdered Thai monk 'amassed RM19mil fortune'

B>BANGKOK:/BA Thai Buddhist monk shot dead this week had amassed a US$5mil (RM19mil) fortune in 12 bank accounts from years of extortion and was on a government blacklist of influential #8220;mafia#8221; figures, police said Friday.

Letters 21 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cameras must cover whole parking area

From SAFETY CONSCIOUS, Petaling Jaya

Education 15 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Behold the bully

Leading a group of students who call themselves the 21 Apacheam, Rajendran says his gang fights to uphold their own dignity and popularity among girls.