Friday, January 8, 2016

Cops arrest Malaccan 'queen mother'

Malacca police arrested a woman claiming to be a 'queen mother' Thursday to facilitate investigations into the organising of an unrecognised ceremony at Sungai Rambai supposed to take place here on Saturday.

Jasin district police chief DSP Sampornak Ismail said the woman was arrested along with her husband, both in their 40s, at their home in Sungai Rambai here at about 2pm.

He said police began investigating the case after receiving reports from the public who were invited to the event scheduled for 2pm.

"We suspected something was amiss with this ceremony and we formed a task force to investigate.

"We have conducted raids (at the suspect's house) and some equipment was seized for investigation," he said.

Sampornak said police were still investigating the details of the event and advised people not to attend the ceremony.

He said the case was being investigated under Section 419 of the Penal Code for cheating by way of impersonation, and urged anyone with information about the case to contact the police.

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