Miri tycoon reports extortion bid


Monday July 27, 2009
Miri tycoon reports extortion bid

MIRI: A prominent tycoon has lodged a police report alleging that some people are trying to extort him of RM50,000.

The tycoon, who is involved in property development, claimed that he received telephone calls from people who threatened to harm him and his family if he did not pay the money, sources told The Star.

The calls were said to have come from anonymous callers last week. The tycoon lodged the report at the Miri Central Police Station on Saturday.

Police are now trying to trace the calls, which were made to the tycoons office in the city centre here.

Miri Police Chief Asst Comm Jamaluddin Ibrahim said the complainants identity would be kept confidential for his safety.