5 April 2008
19-year-old petrol pump attendant Murdi Diggong, from Kota Belud, Sahab, was charged for extortion when he allegedly sent a threatening short message to the family of missing 11-year-old Muhammad Asmawi Jalaludin. Yesterday, he pleaded guilty in court.
On 12 March 2008 at 1:50pm, he is believed to have sent to the boy’s 32-year-old sister Saudah Jalaludin the following message: “Asmawi ada di sini… tapi dengan satu syarat… Bagi duit 5 ribu.” (Asmawi is here… but on one condition… give me five thousand in cash.)
The judge set bail at RM1,000 and fixed 3 June 2008 for sentencing.
The Star Online – Sabahan admits sending extortion SMS to boy’s family
MCW – Asmawi Missing: Police Conducts Night Searches