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95 People Duped into Buying Fake Perak Royal Titles at RM5,000 Each

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Source: The Star
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You know when they say something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Apparently 95 people were duped into believing that they could buy Perak royalty awards for just RM5,000 each. Do you think this is a good deal?

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Source: NST

According to NST, the Kedah police busted the organiser at an ‘investiture’ ceremony that was held at one of the hotels in Kedah yesterday morning. The ceremony was supposed to present the fake awards, “Pingat Setia Raja dan Negara” (PSRN) to the 95 recipients and the organiser was allegedly also involved in a similar scam last year.

The “prestigious” event was also attended by three other individuals who declared that they were from Perak royalty. Kedah police chief Datuk Asri Yusof said they were tipped off about the event and arrived at the hotel at around 1.30pm to arrest the organiser who is in his 50s.



95 People Duped into Buying Fake Perak Royal Titles at RM5,000 Each - World Of Buzz 1

Source: NST

A total of 200 people attended the event, including the 95 people who were scammed while the police confiscated 65 sashes, 66 medals and souvenir trophies from the venue.

Datuk Asri said, “Initial investigation showed that the award recipients, most of whom were businessmen and pensioners aged between 30 and 60, were asked to pay RM5,000 each for the award. The award does not carry any title but the recipients were promised special privileges when they want to apply for projects with the government at the particular state.”

95 People Duped into Buying Fake Perak Royal Titles at RM5,000 Each - World Of Buzz

Source: NST

Apparently, the man had also tried a similar scam last year but was foiled by the police. Wah, he just never gives up! The police informed that they will investigate the case under Section 419 of the Penal Code for cheating by impersonation, which carries a seven-year jail term or fine or both, if convicted.

This is also not the first case of fake titles being sold as a group of businessmen filed a police report after they were cheated out of RM1.5 million to buy fake Datuk and Datuk Seri titles from Perak.

Sometimes, having a title isn’t all that great!

 

Also read: Newest Datukship Awarded to Alleged 19-Year Old Boy Receives Huge Criticism From Malaysians



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