Julau MP: Gangsters threatening me over RM5 angpow may hold grudge from the past

Datuk Larry Sng

By Shikin Louis

KUCHING, Feb 16: Julau MP Datuk Larry Sng believes that the gangsters who had allegedly threatened him over angpows worth RM5 each recently may have been holding a grudge from the past.

In a Facebook post today, he clarified the details of what had happened last Sunday (Feb 11) when he came across some local gangsters during a Chinese New Year (CNY) visit in Julau.

Based on his story, Sng said he had packed RM5 angpows intended to be given to small children during his visits for good luck.

“At 12.30pm, I came across the gangsters at an open house and they asked for angpows. I told them that it was small money but since they insisted, I would give it to them for luck.

“After 20 minutes, the head of the gang returned an angpow and stuffed RM20 in it.

“At 5pm, as I was leaving the Pakan district officer’s house, four gangsters which included their head surrounded me and said the amount was too small and expressed their displeasure.

“I agreed and told them that next year I will prepare more. They then asked for RM500 which I agreed to bank in to someone they know,” Sng wrote.

According to Sng, as he entered the car, the gang refused to disperse and they started arguing with his supporters, to the point of pushing Tuai Rumah Empi to the ground.

He then found out later that the head of the gang had informed someone in his entourage that they had weapons in their car and were planning to attack him.

For his personal safety and those around him, Sng went straight to the police station to lodge a report.

“To me, it was not so much an issue of money which upset them but may have been a grudge from before.

“I am aware that their head had previously supported another candidate during the election and lost big money in gambling when he bet on me losing the last general election. It may have started from there,” he claimed.

Sng also disclosed that in a separate incident on May 13, 2023, the same gangster had used his fist to hit the front bonnet of his car at an evening function organised by a youth club.

“Two days later my car was stolen. I was not present at the function and no police report was lodged then,” he added.

Earlier today, Julau district police chief Dep Supt Andam Sulin in a statement said the police have arrested the four men, aged 32 to 53, for allegedly threatening Sng over RM5 angpows (red packets). — DayakDaily