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Cambodian job scam: Two more suspects remanded


Two more suspects have been remanded for four days from today to facilitate investigations into the Cambodian job scam involving 47 Malaysians recently.

The remand application for the two 35-year-old local male and female suspects was made by the case investigating officer Pricha Azin before magistrate Faelly Jeffrey Lanjungan at the Magistrate’s Court in Kuching.

The two suspects were detained at two separate houses in Traffic Garden and Taman Chung Hua at 5pm yesterday.

On Saturday, police arrested a 35-year-old local man in connection with the case and he has been remanded for four days from yesterday.

To date, 23 people, 18 men and five women have come forward to lodge police reports on the case.

It was reported that the 47 Malaysians were detained in Cambodia since Dec 11 last year on charges of initiating and carrying out illegal online gambling activities.

All 47 were released from a Cambodian provincial jail after finding that they were duped by a job agency syndicate and arrived home on Feb 17. Of the total 40 are Sarawakians, three Sabahans, three individuals from Selangor and one from Kuala Lumpur.

- Bernama

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