Asmawi Missing: 19-year-old Charged for Extortion

5 April 2008
Kuala Lumpur

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
<URL:http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/4/5/courts/20858900&sec=courts>

MCW – Asmawi Missing: Police Conducts Night Searches
<URL:http://malaysiacrimewatch.lokety.com/asmawi-missing-police-conducts-night-searches/>

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