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Now, firearms dealer lodges a report against his accuser

Published on: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Kota Kinabalu: A firearms dealer accused by a retiree, Shi Chen Leong, of threatening his son has lodged a police report requesting police to investigate Shi's son for allegedly cheating his daughter.

The firearms dealer said his daughter had engaged Shi's son, who is a contractor, to do renovation on her house in Taman Bukit Sepanggar last year.

He said Shi's son who had promised to complete the job in four months for a fee of RM140,000 had taken advance payments from her daughter totalling RM135,000 (including RM7,000 for damaged items) beginning November last year.

Shi's son had taken RM30,000 advance payment three times, RM20,000, RM3,000 and RM15,000.

The date of the last advance payment invoice was April 29, 2014.

Adding to his daughter's woes was the fact that Shi's son only completed about 50 per cent of the work, he said, adding he had been trying to contact Shi's son who avoided talking to him or his daughter.

The firearms dealer's daughter lodged a police report on June 11.

"I was frustrated because I tried to call him but there was no answer so as a man who is very angry, I lost my patience and sent the SMS (that Shi referred to his police report) to him, that was my only mistake," he said here.

However, the firearms dealer denied having threatened to hire someone to break Shi's son's arms and legs, let alone to shoot him.

The firearms dealer also denied he had issued a warning to Shi's son that he could always use his good connection with the police and to banish him to other parts of the country.

"There is no such thing, I never said all that," he said, adding that he only wanted Shi's son to come clean and honour his business deals with his daughter.

The 60-year-old Shi lodged the police report in Inanam on June 10 that his son had not returned home the last few days, fearing for his safety as the firearms dealer knew his son's house.

Shi also claimed the firearms dealer has good connections with certain policemen.