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Friday, 12 May 2017 | MYT 12:52 PM

Authorities raid JJPTR head office in Penang

GEORGE TOWN: Authorities from various departments have raided the main office of JJPTR in Perak Road here.

A team of about 20 officers from the Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID), Bank Negara Malaysia and the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) conducted the raid at the office at about noon Friday to investigate the money game company.

The media has been stopped from entering the premises.

On Thursday, Bukit Aman CCID director Comm Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani announced that the police had frozen five JJPTR bank accounts.

JJPTR grabbed the headlines a few weeks ago when Lee claimed that the company had lost US$400mil (RM1.738bil) due to a purported "hacking job".

Investors started panicking when the 20% monthly interest they were promised was not deposited into their accounts in April.

A special task force comprising Bank Negara, the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry, the Companies Commission, the Securities Commission, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and the Attorney-General's Chambers was set up late last month to investigate money game schemes.

Tags / Keywords: Penang , JJPTR , raid , authorities , JJPTR offices , crime , scheme , investigation

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