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Wednesday, 29 October 2014 | MYT 5:39 PM

Charge “world's richest man” in Malaysia, urges Lip Eng

KUALA LUMPUR: Self proclaimed ‘future richest man in the world’ Zhang Jian (pic) should be brought to Malaysia to be charged.

Lim Lip Eng (DAP- Segambut) said that the Malaysian government should work with Interpol to bring the Chinese national and his associates back to be charged here.

“The man and everyone associated with him should be caught, have their assets frozen and charged here,” he said in parliament on Wednesday.

Lim also questioned why Zhang, who has been operating his pyramid scheme business for the past two years, was not caught while he was here.

“He was only in Thailand for only two months and he was already arrested. Why is it that he was not arrested when he was still here?” he questioned.

Earlier, Lim had questioned the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Hasan Malek on the status of investigation into CDTUP International Sdn Bhd which is said to be linked to Zhang’s ‘get-rich-fast’ scheme.

In a written answer, Hasan said that six investigations have been initiated against CDTUP international and YSLM multi-level marketing business under the Direct Sales and Anti-Pyramid Scheme Act 1993.

According to the reply, one of the cases is already in court, in which the company and its director have been given bail at RM200,000.

Two other cases have been referred to the public prosecutors and three others are still under investigation.

It has been reported that Zhang and two others were arrested in Thailand for their involvement in pyramid schemes through which  people in China and Malaysia were duped of RM600 million and RM300 million respectively.

Tags / Keywords: parliament , Lim Lip Eng , Zhang Jian

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