MYAirline co-founder faces RM81mil fraud probe

KUALA LUMPUR: After the MYAirline fiasco, its co-founder is now being investigated over the loss of RM81mil in an investment scheme linked to him.

The police have opened a new investigation paper on Datuk Allan Goh after receiving 67 police reports about the i-Serve investment scheme.

Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director commissioner Datuk Seri Ramli Mohamed Yoosuf was quoted by Bernama as saying the case was being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for fraud.

“The reports were lodged by individuals who invested in i-Serve.

“The losses are estimated to be RM81,609,900 and we urge anyone who is a victim of this investment scheme to come forward and lodge police reports,” he told a media conference yesterday.

Goh, the airline’s co-founder and seven other individuals, including the company lawyer and shareholders, had been previously remanded to facilitate investigations under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.

They were subsequently released on police bail.

In other developments, Comm Ramli advised Malaysians who wished to donate to Palestinians to check on the veracity of the representatives handling the donations to avoid being cheated.

Although the police have yet to receive any report about such frauds, he did not deny the possibility of unscrupulous people willing to prey on the current Palestinian crisis and the generosity of Malaysians.

“There are no specific laws controlling the collection of donations for disasters that aren’t managed by the government.

“As a precautionary measure, the police urge those involved in collecting donations to be registered and supervised by a government agency,” Comm Ramli said.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission confirmed on Oct 24 that it was investigating an NGO that was conducting a donation drive for Palestinians.

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