29 March 2018
Controversial vigilante quits Muslim consumer group over fund swiping claims
KUALA LUMPUR, March 28 ― Yusuf Azmi has quit the Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association (PPIM) as special action unit director after he was accused of misappropriating funds.
Sinar Harian reported that Yusuf has denied the allegations made by four former PPIM employees, who had accused him of profiteering from loan shark victims assisted by the consumer rights group.
“I have decided to not be with PPIM anymore. I will only attend talks that I am invited to but I will not take any more cases. I cannot afford to continue the struggle with PPIM due to such betrayal,” Yusuf was quoted saying.
Following his resignation from PPIM, Yusuf said he plans to spend more time with his family and even to build a cat shelter for stray cats.
“At least I know the cats won’t bite me back,” he said.
The 29-year-old Yusuf was never shy of controversies since joining PPIM in 2011, handling cases from phone scams to loan sharks.
Most notably, he was known for “raiding” a vehicle warehouse belonging to AGR Auto Trade Holding Berhad to claim back vehicles of owners who said they were cheated by the car leasing company last year.
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24 October 2017
2 PPIM activists charged with mischief, criminal trespass
Muhamad Yusof Azmi and Ali Salimin are alleged to have jointly conspired to break the padlock of a gate at a vehicle store in Kajang.
KAJANG: Two activists of the Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association (PPIM) were charged in the Magistrate’s Court here today with committing mischief and criminal trespass.
The duo are its Special Action Unit director Muhamad Yusof Azmi and operations head, Ali Salimin, who both pleaded not guilty to the charges before Magistrate Nor Afidah Idris.
On the first charge, Muhamad Yusof , 27, and Ali, 50, were alleged to have jointly conspired to commit mischief by breaking the padlock at the gate of a vehicle store belonging to AGR Auto Trade Sdn Bhd at Lot 1926A Sungai Sikamat, Jalan Cheras Batu 13, here, at 3.30pm on July 10.
They were also charged under Section 447 of the Penal Code with criminal trespassing into the same place between 3.30pm and 7.30pm on the same day and face imprisonment of up to three months, or a fine of up to RM3,000, or both, if found guilty.
Nor Afidah allowed the duo bail of RM5,000 in one surety each on both charges.
18 July 2017
IGP denies lack of action in warehouse trespass case
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have denied there was lack of action in a case where an NGO allegedly trespassed on a warehouse owned by a vehicle leasing company in Kajang.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said police had to follow the law and procedures in investigating the matter.
“We have received reports on the company and the NGO, which allegedly trespassed on the company’s premises.
“We are in the midst of recording statements and gathering evidence before handing the case to the Attorney-General’s Chambers,” Khalid told a press conference after attending the Kuala Lumpur Police Hari Raya open house on Tuesday.
It was reported that members of the Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association (PPIM) allegedly trespassed on a vehicle storage yard in Kajang in order to release cars that were “wrongly stored” there.
The NGO alleged that the company was “given protection” due to lack of action by the police.
Khalid said allegations that police were delaying the investigations were untrue.
On claims that the company committed offences, he said police needed time to study agreements that were signed by the company and their clients.
Police have to identify the nature of the offence, said Khalid.
14 July 2017
13 July 2017
PPIM terus buru sindiket pajak kereta
13 Jul 2017, 10:43 malam
Persatuan Pengguna Islam Malaysia (PPIM) akan terus memburu sindiket skim pajakan kereta bagi membela nasib pengguna yang teraniaya, kata ketua aktivisnya, Datuk Nadzim Johan.
Menurutnya, mengikut maklumat diperolehi masih banyak syarikat yang menjalankan aktiviti itu dengan pelbagai skala perniagaan.
“Kita tengah mengumpul maklumat. Kereta-kereta mangsa ini di merata-rata lokasi seluruh negara termasuk Sabah dan Sarawak.
“Setakat ini masih dalam siasatan, kita harap kita dapat membuat kenyataan dalam masa terdekat.
“Kita akan bertindak juga bila dapat maklumat nanti, ada syarikat yang 200 unit kereta, 30 unit kereta dan banyak syarikat yang melakukan perniagaan seperti ini” katanya ketika dihubungi Malaysiakini, lewat petang tadi.
Terdahulu, PPIM diketuai aktivisnya, Yusof Azmi menjalankan satu misi membantu pemilik kereta yang didakwa teraniaya dengan skim pajakan kereta oleh sebuah syarikat di Seri Kembangan.
Modus operandi syarikat tersebut didakwa menggunakan kaedah sambung bayar kereta menerusi satu perjanjian yang sebenarnya tidak memdatangkan sebarang nilai kepada pemiliknya.
Pemilik kenderaan dijanjikan kereta yang mereka pajak itu mempunyai penyewa dan mereka tidak akan mempunyai masalah pembiayaan dengan institusi kewangan.
Misi yang dilakukan 11 Julai lalu itu menjadi viral selepas video aktivis PPIM membantu mangsa mendapatkan semula kereta tersebar luas di media sosial.
Video tersebut mempaparkan bagaimana aktivis PPIM berdepan dengan kakitangan syarikat terbabit melibatkan insiden perang mulut, merobohkan pagar premis dan mengambil semula kereta milik mangsa.
PPIM dilaporkan berjaya membantu kira-kira 60 pemilik mendapatkan kenderaan masing-masing, namun berdasarkan aduan masih terdapat kira-kira 1,440 buah kereta dalam simpanan syarikat berkenaan.
Cops probe alleged trespass at Kajang vehicle warehouse
Police have advised all parties not to take the law into their own hands.
SHAH ALAM: Selangor police have opened an investigation paper on an alleged trespass at a vehicle warehouse owned by a company in Kajang.
A video clip of the alleged incident has gone viral on social media.
Selangor deputy police chief Ab Rashid Ab Wahab urged the public not to speculate on the issue and advised all parties not to take the law into their own hands.
He said police had received a report lodged by a male executive stating that a group of men on Monday trespassed into his company’s warehouse in Jalan Cheras, Kajang.
Rashid assured that police would conduct a thorough investigation without fear or favour.
The video allegedly showed Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association (PPIM) special action unit director Yusuf Azmi and several individuals entering the car showroom of a vehicle leasing company in Sri Kembangan.
12 July 2017
Vehicle leasing scam agreements are illegal and void: PPIM
Last updated on 12 July 2017 – 10:22pm
11 July 2017
(Video) Police probe trespassing incident at rent-to-own vehicle store
Last updated on 11 July 2017 – 09:10pm
KAJANG: Police opened two investigation papers relating to an incident where a group of people and Islamic Consumer Association of Malaysia (PPIM) members allegedly barged into the premises of a rent-to-own vehicle scheme company.
Kajang district police chief ACP Othman Nanyan said police were alerted to the incident at 2.45pm on Monday.
“An executive manager of the company, 32, lodged a police report claiming a group of men, believed to be owners of the cars barged into the office at Sungai Sekamat, Batu 13 here, to allegedly reclaim their cars.
“Our investigations revealed that the group did not produce any court order to trespass the company’s storeroom. We also found that the group together with PPIM members had broken the storeroom locks and took out 40 vehicles from the store,” he said in a statement today.
Othman said the executive officer had also gone to the store to talk terms with the leaseholders.
PPIM members and towing company members were also present to take the cars in the store.
Othman said police have opened an investigation under Section 427 of the Penal Code for causing mischief and under Section 447 of the Penal Code for criminal trespass.
“Meanwhile, the Serdang commercial crimes investigation department is also investigating the company following 22 police reports lodged by the vehicle owners for alleged cheating,” he said adding that no new arrest or seizures have been made at press time
PPIM special action unit director Yusuf Azmi said while the ‘raid’ was deemed successful, it was of little achievement as there were still more than 1,400 vehicles belonging to victims being held by the company.
“We don’t even know the whereabouts of the rest of the vehicles,” he told theSun, while calling for the police to initiate a probe into the matter.