Wednesday, August 21

Lo: Investigate alleged job scam involving 47 Malaysians


Lo Khere Chiang

KUCHING: The police are urged to probe the alleged job scam that led to 47 Malaysians locked in a prison in Cambodia recently.

Batu Kitang assemblyman Lo Khere Chiang said there had been a lot of scamming these days, and this particular one was worth investigating.

“The police should not stop there but to go into the details in order to catch the culprits and bring them to book.

“It is good that we bring the victims back so that the police can find out the details from them. I hope the police can clear up this problem,” he said when asked to comment on the release of 40 Sarawakian detainees in Cambodia, Friday.

Lo said he was not sure if locals were involved in the syndicate, but he urged the police to find out more and put an end to such menace. He suggested that the police called up the victims to get to the bottom of the problem.

“Members of the public, especially the younger people, must remember not to be greedy otherwise they will fall into a trap.”

Lo also applauded the Cambodian government for their concern with the Malaysian detainees; releasing them to their families in Sarawak, and to Minister of Community Well Being, Women, Family and Childhood Development Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah and Santubong MP Dato Sri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar for taking the initiative to go over to Cambodia to help in seeking their release.

The Sarawak government is funding the costs to bring back the Sarawakian detainees released from a Cambodian provincial jail on Friday.