Saturday October 20, 2012
Syndicate forcing public to donate to their ‘college’
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> A SYNDICATE was spotted forcing the public to donate money to their “college” after the victims signed a document to show support for the institution, Guang Ming Daily reported.
The group, comprising youngsters, would first approach their victims and ask them to sign a document that purportedly was in support of their fake college in order for them to win a contest, the daily reported.
The group, which was at large near several banks in Bukit Tinggi, Klang, would also ask their victims to “rate” the colleges.
Once a victim noted that the college deserved, for example, 30 points, he would be forced to pay the group RM30.
Members of the group would surround the victim and force him to fork out the money, it reported.
A victim told the daily that he was surrounded by the group after they felt that his RM10 donation was “too little”. He was forced to give another RM10 before being “released”.
The daily was told that the group easily raked in RM6,000 a day.
Deejay still mourning mum
> CHINA PRESS reported that MyFM deejay Royce Tan, whose mother was stabbed to death on Dec 1 last year, said he still could not accept the fact that his mother had passed away.
“I have been praying before I go to sleep every night for the past 10 months,” he said.
However, Tan said he and his family members were sticking together during this difficult time.