Detained: Postman who solicited donations to make up for no bonus

BUKIT MERTAJAM, 22 May 2020:

A postman is paying the price for having made an illegal collection.

The police arrested the 22-year-old man and two others for having solicited for funds over the social media since May 17 for a ‘fellow postman’ because postmen did not get any bonus from their employer.

Seberang Perai Tengah district police chief ACP Shafee Abd Samad said the trio – two men and a woman – were picked up separately between Wednesday and last night.

He said a postman lodged a police report on Wednesday about an article that was going viral on Facebook on an appeal for donations for a postman because postmen did not get any bonus from their employer.

“The men claimed that he did not have anything to do with the article and denied that he was the individual whose photograph and bank account number had come with the article, but we suspected something was amiss.”

Shafee said the police arrested the man and upon investigation it was learnt that he had come up with the article and the photograph and bank account number were his.

He said the postman told police he had related the problem of not getting a bonus to his elder brother and foster sister before posting the article on Facebook, using the name of Amirul Megat for the so-called postman in need of aid.

“The RM5,000 that some people had donated to the account had indeed gone into the postman’s account. The postman admitted having used some of the money. Police seized his bank ATM card and mobile phone.”

The police then arrested a 35-year-old woman at 10pm yesterday when she gave a statement to the police at the Seberang Perai Tengah District Police headquarters and then detained her 23-year-old younger brother in Padang Serai, Kedah, just after midnight.

“The trio are under remand for three days from today.”

In KUALA LUMPUR, a married couple was found with stab and slash wounds on the arms and legs by the road side near the Gudwara Sahib Temple in Kampung Chuang Rasa, Rasa, near here yesterday.

Hulu Selangor district police chief Supt Arsad Kamaruddin, in a statement today, said the couple was found at 7.56 am and according to a witness they were attacked by a suspect who got down from a black Proton Iswara, which was believed to have earlier crashed into the motorcycle which the couple was riding.

Based on preliminary investigation, the suspect is believed to be a relative of the couple and the attack was believed over a property dispute, he added.

Arsad said police found a machete believed to have been used to attack the couple, who had been sent to Selayang Hospital for treatment and both of them were reported to be in stable condition.

On the car alleged to have crashed into the couple’s motorcycle, Arsad said it was found with half of the body in a mining pool.

“The car door on the driver’s side was found ajar and a man’s body was found floating near it.”

The was no injury found on the body which had been sent to the Kuala Kubu Bharu Hospital for post mortem.

– Bernama