Man, 35, remanded four days in connection with Cambodian job scam case


KUCHING: A 35-year-old man has been remanded for four days in connection with the cheating case that saw 47 Malaysians detained in Cambodia.

Kuching Court registrar Dora Undau granted the order following an application by investigating officer Asst Supt Pricha Azin on Sunday (Feb 24).

The suspect, a local, was arrested at 3pm on Saturday (Feb 23).

State commercial crime investigation department chief Supt Mustafa Kamal Gani said 23 people had come forward to lodge reports in the case, which was being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code.

The 47 Malaysians, including 40 Sarawakians, were released from detention on Feb 15 following talks between the Malaysian and Cambodian governments.

They had reportedly gone to Cambodia after receiving lucrative job offers. However, the jobs did not materialise. Instead, they were arrested on Dec 11 on suspicion of being involved in illegal online gambling.