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Posted On: 25 May 2009 12:23 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

Al Sharq reporter gets death threat

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An investigative reporter of Arabic daily Al Sharq has received death threats for carrying an expose on a local transport company which is allegedly involved in a multi-million riyal lorry scam. The reporter, Adil Mallah, was sent CDs of audio messages threatening him with dire consequences for carrying a series of the scam story about a company which has allegedly taken several citizens and expatriates for a ride, allegedly fleecing them of up to QR80m. The owner of the firm is said to have fled the country. A police complaint has been filed, the daily said yesterday.