Saturday 24 June 2017

Mystery for landlord as rented house vanishes

Min Hun Fong in Kuala Lumpur

A Malaysian landlord was shocked to find his two-storey wooden house missing when he called to collect the rent.

Zuria Ali (30) said he was greeted by the sight of scattered wood, a damaged television set and 24 concrete pillar holders when he went to the site of his house in Malaysia's northern Perlis state bordering Thailand.

"I had heard that my house had vanished and was curious to find out the truth," he said.

He lost his furniture, cutlery, cupboards, a dining table and a refrigerator and estimated his losses to be about €7,160.

Mr Ali's neighbour, Ah Kiung, said he saw three men and a trailer at the house last month.

"I thought the three were carrying out the dismantling work on instructions from the landlord," Mr Kiung said. "I did not suspect anything."

Police confirmed receiving a report about the missing house.

Irish Independent

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