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Girl cooks up kidnap after father frowns on her boyfriend

Published on Nov 3, 2012 9:14 AM

BINTULU, Sarawak (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK): Malaysia police rushed into action after they received a report from a man that his daughter had been kidnapped for a RM2mil (S$800,000) ransom.

But after making a thorough check, police found that the girl had cooked up the kidnap story because her father did not approve of her relationship with her 19-year-old boyfriend.

Bintulu police chief Superintendant Madang Usat said a 57-year-old coffeeshop owner had lodged a missing person's report on Wednesday saying that his daughter, also 19, had failed to return home after she left the house at 8am three days earlier.

He also told police that he had received a text message on Tuesday sent by someone using his daughter's handphone that she had been kidnapped.

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