Julau MP aims to visit M’sian detainees in Cambodia


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 10 Feb 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Julau MP Larry Sng Wei Shien (pic) has sent a letter to Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah saying that he wants to visit the 47 Malaysians detained in the Banteay Meanchey Prison in Cambodia.

In the letter, Sng informed Saifuddin that several family members of the Malaysian detainees as well as media representatives want to join him on the trip to see for themselves the conditions of the detainees there.

‘'I have just been informed by a family member (of a detainee) who is now in Cambodia that one of the Malaysian detainees had been taken to a hospital last week for a stomach operation.

‘'Seeing communication is very limited, I am endeavouring to use my personal capacity to obtain more detailed information on the matter,'' he said in a statement here yesterday.

Earlier, the Foreign Ministry confirmed the detention of 47 Malaysians in Poi Pet, Cambodia since Dec 11.

They were suspected of being involved in online gambling activities.

According to the ministry, they were verbally informed about the detention of the 47 Malaysians by the Bantey Meanchey police on Dec 28. — Bernama

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