Car goes up in flame near residential area
KUCHING: A compact car went up in flames near a residential area at Mile 5 here on Friday. The incident was spotted at Lorong 11A, Jalan Semaba at 7.55pm, which prompted a distress call to the Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba).
According to Bomba spokesperson, firefighters from the Batu Lintang fire station were rushed to the scene.
Upon arrival the firemen noticed that the unattended car was already engulfed in flames. The firemen immediately put off the fire. There were no reports of injuries during the incident.
Separately, a company executive lost RM900 to a Macau scam after the syndicate succeeded in convincing the man that he was involved in an illegal activity.
State CCID chief Supt Mustafa Kamal Abdul Ghani said the victim, aged 24, claimed to receive a telephone call from MACC who informed him that he was involved in an illegal transaction made via online banking and was told to provide his personal banking details (CIMBclicks username and password) in order to solve the matter.
Mustafa added that the suspect then requested for the victim to share his exact location via WhatsApps, and that a few minutes later the victim received a text message from CIMB bank regarding the transaction.
The victim claimed he was unaware that a transaction was made until he received the text message from his bank notifying that a transaction of RM900 was made to a Bank Muamalat account under the name of Norhaiza on Friday.
The flaming vehicle near a residential area in Mile 5 here.