March 30, 2024

Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing

SIBU (Jan 3): Dudong assemblyman Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing said more scam victims have come forward after he had recently exposed a Macau scam cheating case.

In a press statement, he said the victims here could have lost tens of millions of ringgit in losses to the scam.

“This is a grave matter beyond our imagination. Although the victims have all lodged police reports, the cases have ended up nowhere.

“I call on the police, particularly officers in the commercial crime unit, to leave no stone unturned in their investigation to calm down the public who are gripped by fear of the scam,” he said.

Tiong added he had his statement recorded by police to help in the investigation of cases linked to Macau scams.

He said the police are answerable to the people, while claiming that Sibu has become a hotbed for Macau scam cases.

“Therefore, there is a need for the police to handle these cases with top priority.

“They must employ the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 to immediately freeze bank accounts of the criminals and to probe the source of their income.

“When a person opens a bank account, he has to furnish particulars such as his name and identity card.

Therefore, the police must probe to find out where the scammed amount has gone to, and not to drag their feet in their probe.

“In the end, this only causes the victims to suffer heavy losses,” he…

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