Monday, March 02, 2009

SNAP president robbed at knife-point

MIRI, March 2 – Two men armed with knives today robbed Sarawak National Party (SNAP) president Edwin Dundang of a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) and mobile phone here.

Dundang, 69, was talking to a reporter on his phone while seated inside his son-in-law’s parked Naza Ria at a road shoulder near Saint Columba’s Kindergarten when the hold-up occurred at 2.25pm.

At the time, he was waiting to pick up his granddaughter from the kindergarten.

While in the midst of talking to the reporter, Dundang heard someone warn him that if he did not alight from the vehicle, he would be killed.

“Fearing for my life, I just got out of the MPV and was confronted by two men. They took away my handphone before escaping in the vehicle,” he added.

Dundang said that despite signalling passing motorists, no one stopped to help.

Eventually, a woman who was fetching her child from the kindergarten, sent him to the central police headquarters to lodge a report.

Dundang was elected SNAP president in May 2003 to succeed Sarawak’s veteran politician Datuk Amar James Wong who helmed the party for 22 years. – Bernama

1 comment:

Uchu Keling said...

Sorry to hear about what happen to uncle Edwin. We thought we are safe, but what has happened give us a second thought.