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26 Januari 2012

'DATUK' HELD OVER BID TO CHEAT DEVELOPER OF RM3M


TANGKAK: A bogus Datuk, who tried to swindle a property developer out of RM3 million, was arrested here on Monday.

The suspect had gone to the property developer's house, who is a genuine Datuk, on Sunday night and produced an "official letter" from the prime minister's office, stating that the Datuk would be arrested under the Emergency Ordinance. The suspect asked for RM3 million to "settle" the matter.

The property developer, who was having a reunion banquet with his family, asked the sum to be reduced to RM1.5 million. He handed RM30,000 to the suspect and promised to pay the rest the next day.

The suspect came back on Monday where the Datuk and a friend took him to another location for the money. Instead, the duo drove the man to the Ledang police station where he was arrested.

Upon checks on the suspect's car, police found several Eramin 5 pills, a fake pistol, a pair of handcuffs and several fake documents with the prime minister's office letterhead.

SOURCE: NST, JAN 26, 2012

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