i-Serve co-founder and a woman detained in connection with investment scheme
KUALA LUMPUR: A 58-year-old man, a co-founder of i-Serve Payment Gateway Sdn Bhd, has been detained in connection with an ongoing investigation involving the company and the beleaguered budget airline MYAirline.
A 57-year-old woman was also detained to assist in the investigation.
Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department director Comm Datuk Seri Ramli Mohamed Yoosuf said the man was detained at the Immigration Department office in KLIA2 at about 3.30am yesterday.
“Initial investigations revealed that the suspect got to know the low-cost airline founder in 1995 and both of them set up i-Serve in 2019.
“The suspect was also a director of several subsidiaries under i-Serve,” he said when contacted.
Comm Ramli said the arrest of the first suspect led police to a condominium in Sentul at about 4.15am yesterday, where the woman was detained.
“We also seized mobile phones and the passports of both suspects as well as a luxury car belonging to the female suspect, who is an employee at an insurance company,” he added.
It was reported that after the MYAirline fiasco, its co-founder Datuk Allan Goh was being investigated over the loss of RM81mil in an investment scheme.
The police opened a new investigation paper on Goh after receiving 67 reports about the i-Serve investment scheme.
The case is 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 a police report,” Comm Ramli had said earlier.
Goh and seven other individuals, including the company lawyer and shareholders, were 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.