No request for police escort in headmaster robbed of cash aid for students

KAJANG • The headmaster who lost RM109,000 in financial aid for students of his school when the cash was stolen from his car soon after he withdrew the money from a bank yesterday has never requested a police escort, said Kajang district police chief  ACP Mohd Zaid Hassan for security.

He said that based on a statement by the 50-year-old headmaster, it was normal for him to make such a transaction without a police escort.

“According to the headmaster, he had been doing it for 10 years and during the period, had never requested a police escort.

“It is regrettable that he did not request it because the school can ask for the help of the police for the purpose,” he told a press conference after launching Op Selamat 19/13 in conjunction with Chinese New Year 2023 at the South Kajang Toll Plaza, Kajang-Seremban Highway (LEKAS), here, today.

Mohd Zaid said the police had recorded statements from several individuals, including the headmaster, and would also examine the footage of closed-circuit cameras to facilitate the investigation.

According to the police, the headmaster withdrew the cash aid at a bank counter and left it inside his parked car, before going to get a drink in Semenyih and noticed the rear passenger’s window was broken and the money was missing when he returned to his car 10 minutes later.

Based on the preliminary investigation, the victim had gone to the bank alone. – Bernama