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Victims say ‘medium’ wanted money, sex

Diterbitkan: Isnin 14 Jan, 2008

KUALA LUMPUR: A con man and his female accomplice fleeced two women of RM17,300 and the man even had sex with one of them, the women claimed yesterday.

One woman told a press conference she had sex with the man after he gave her “holy water” that put her in a daze.

The businesswoman, 32, who only wanted to be identified as Lai, said a relative introduced the couple, who posed as a medium and disciple.

The man, who operated in Old Klang Road, told her to strip so that he could perform acupuncture on her and remove toxins from her body caused by evil spirits.

“The needle used may not have been sterilised and there is a risk of contracting diseases such as HIV,” said MCA Public Services and Complaints Department head Datuk Michael Chong during the press conference.

After the treatment, she was made to drink “holy water” and coerced into having sex with the man, she said.

The female accomplice would call Lai for further “treatments”, even at odd hours, threatening that evil spirits would harm her family if she did not comply, Lai said.

Aside from the sex, Lai lost RM8,300 to the couple, purportedly for special prayers.

Another victim, identified only as Thing, 42, who works in the food industry, said the man claimed he could get her cheaper goods.

She also claimed that he had hypnotised her into willingly parting with RM9,000.

The women have yet to tell their husbands about what has happened.

The two women and four other victims have lodged a police report against the alleged con man and his accomplice. Both women said they came forward to tell their stories so that others would not fall victim to the couple.

“I believe that there are about 20 victims. I urge the victims to not suffer in silence but have the courage to speak up,” said Chong.

“Please do not resort to mediums,” he stressed.

Victims can call Fennie Song at Chong's department at 03-21615678.