Malaysian student in trouble for faking her own kidnapping
In terms of excuses to skip school, this one probably takes the cake and then some.
An unidentified student from Pasir Gudang, Johor is in trouble after she admitted to the police that she had faked her own kidnapping because of "stress from her studies."
She had initially lodged a police report in Dungun, Terengganu alleging that she had just run away from three men who had abducted her from her house in Johor.
She claimed that she was about to leave her house for school when she fell unconscious, only to wake up in a container lorry along with seven other children.
She said that the lorry was on the way to Thailand and that based on their accents, her abductors were from Kelantan reported The Star Online.
Her tall tale did not end there.
She told the police that she managed to escape when the lorry stopped at a petrol station in Dungun.
She had initially only wanted to tell her mother of her "ordeal" but her mother insisted she make a police report.
When the police pressed her for more details after they found conflicting statements in her story, she broke down and confessed that she had faked the whole story.
Terengganu CID chief Asst Comm Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Hamzah said that the police will pursue charges against the student for giving false information to the police.
She noted that her falsehood had caused a lot of trouble to the police.
“When we were informed by the student that there were seven other kidnap ‘victims’ possibly on their way to Thailand, we had to mobilise our men and cover all of the country’s exits," he said.
According to The Star, the girl could be jailed six months or fined RM2,000 (S$ 778), or both, for giving false information to the police.
Source: The Star Online