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BDA’s Rodziah lodges report over CNY fundraising scam using her name
Posted on : 22 Feb 2018  Source of News: The Borneo Post

Rodziah (seated, centre) shows her police report as Hii (seated right) and others look on.

BINTULU: Bintulu Development Authority (BDA) general manager Rodziah Morshidi lodged a police report yesterday over an alleged fundraising scam made using her name.

According to her, she was informed by a BDA lawyer that a person had claimed to have been appointed by her in her capacity as BDA general manager to raise funds for the upcoming BDA-Forca Chinese New Year open house.

“One of the letters had been given to the Hock Peng Organisation, asking for the company’s financial assistance (for the event). Other companies might have received it as well,” she told a press conference here yesterday.

In the letter, the person claimed himself as a supermarket manager tasked with facilitating the process of providing essential goods to be donated to single mothers, poor families, widows and the disabled during the event.

A bank account number was also included in the letter.

The letter went viral on social media yesterday after Rodziah posted it on her Facebook account to warn the public about the scam.

“I would like to declare here that we did not appoint anybody and we did not ask for any donations from anybody for this particular event,” she stressed.

She added that for the upcoming event this Saturday, BDA is using its internal funds, including from its co-partners – Federation of Registered Chinese Association (Forca) Bintulu Division and management of Bintulu Commercial Square.

“However, I was informed by someone through WhatsApp just now that he had had given RM10,000 to this person through that bank account . I have asked him to do a police report,” Rodziah said.

She also appealed to anyone who had deposited money into the person’s account to lodge their own police report.

Forca Bintulu president Hii Toh Him was among those present during the press conference.