21 Jan '11, 6am

S.Korean accused of cooking up phone claim: SEOUL - A SOUTH Korean has been arrested for allegedly cooking his m...

SEOUL - A SOUTH Korean has been arrested for allegedly cooking his mobile phone in a microwave and then claiming damages from the manufacturer Samsung Electronics, police said on Friday. The 28-year-old identified only as Lee is accused of accepting compensation of five million won (S$5,736) from the firm after claiming his phone had exploded while being charged. But the National Institute of Scientific Investigation concluded the phone was 'artificially modified' due to exposure to electromagnetic waves in a microwave, police said in a statement. Lee staged about 50 one-man protests in front of Samsung Electronics' headquarters and at Incheon International Airport before receiving compensation. -- AFP

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