Cambodian job scam: Police hunt down three suspects

Modified 4 Mar 2019, 2:48 pm

The police are tracking down three more suspects in connection with the cheating case involving 47 Malaysians who were detained in Cambodia.

Sarawak CCID chief Mustafa Kamal Gani Abdullah said the three men were Mohd Ghafar Abd Jamal, 26, Chang Ying Shiong, 25, and Lai King Loong, 31.

He said Ghafar’s last known address was at 79, Kampung Salak, Kuching, while Chang Ying Shiong at BP 316, 3rd Floor, Batu Kawa Newtownship, Jalan Batu Kawa and Lai King Liong’s address was at 66, Medan Jaya, Bintulu.

“The three suspects are believed to be the mastermind of the fraud syndicate, where one of the suspects had returned to Malaysia two days before the Cambodian authorities stormed the bungalow that housed the 47 victims,” he said during a press conference at the Sarawak police contingent headquarters in Kuching today.

Mustafa said the public with information on the three suspects could contact the investigating officer Pricha Azin at 019-889 7640 or to turn up at any nearby police station.

Meanwhile, two suspects, a man and a woman, both aged 35, who were arrested on Feb 25, have been released on police bail today.

“However, they are to present themselves to the police whenever they are required to do so,” he said.

In a related development, Mustafa said thus far, 24 individuals have come forward to lodge police reports on the case while 12 others have yet to do so.

“Police have tried to locate them at the addresses given, but failed. Therefore, we urge these 12 individuals to turn up at any nearby police station to assist with the investigations,” he said.

Among those individuals were Lai Wen Siang, Mark Rogers William Nun, Michelle Rinta Winston Nyulang, Chin Kok Siong, Dixon Chong Yew Yui, Gibson Golip, Hong Yee Chai, Jong Chance Full and Krisyanto A Ajiu.

- Bernama

Share this story


By posting a comment, you agree to our Terms & Conditions as stipulated in full here


Foul language, profanity, vulgarity, slanderous, personal attack, threatening, sexually-orientated comments or the use of any method of communication that may violate any law or create needless unpleasantness will not be tolerated. Antisocial behaviour such as "spamming" and "trolling" will be suspended. Violators run the risk of also being blocked permanently.


Please use the report feature that is available below each comment to flag offending comments for our moderators to take action. Do not take matters in your own hands to avoid unpleasant and unnecessary exchanges that may result in your own suspension or ban.