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DVD pirate tried flogging wares to crimebusting minister

You have to admire him for trying
Tue May 09 2006, 09:40
A SMALL-TIME DVD pirate has gone on record as attempting one of the most risky sales of all time.

The unnamed peddler approached the Malaysian Consumer Affairs Minister Shafie Apdal as he sat at a popular restaurant and tried to flog him a selection of titles.

Shafie is currently heading Malaysia's crack-down on piracy as the country tries to set up a free trade agreement with the US.

According to the New Straits Times, Shafie got on the blower to a couple of cops and had the peddler set up for another large sale. The cops, along with 30 others, met the peddler at his warehouse.

Apparently the pirate didn't read the paper and failed to recognise the crusading minister. More here. µ

 

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