Two more remanded in Cambodia job scam


KUCHING: Two more suspects have been remanded for four days in connection with an alleged job scam that saw 47 Malaysians detained in Cambodia.

Magistrate Faelly Jeffrey Lanjungan issued the remand order when the suspects, a man and a woman both aged 35, were produced in court here Monday (Feb 25).

State Commercial CID chief Supt Mustafa Kamal Gani Abdullah said the individuals were arrested at two separate houses in Traffic Garden and Taman Chung Hua here at about 5pm Sunday (Feb 24).

He said police seized mobile phones, ATM cards as well as Mastercard and BigPay cards in the raids.

Initial screening also found that the man tested positive for methamphetamine, he said.

Pic by ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE/The Star

The latest suspects are believed to be the masterminds of the scam, which is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code.

On Sunday, police also obtained a four-day remand until Feb 28 for a 35-year-old man over the same case who was arrested on Saturday (Feb 23).

The 47 Malaysians involved returned home on Feb 17 after being released from a prison in the Banteay Meanchey province.

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