Police probes woman for fraud

Media statement from PDRM.

KUCHING: Police are investigating a woman who purportedly offers services to persons applying for admission into Sarawak through the enterSarawak application in exchange for a fee.

Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Aidi Ismail said the police received a report on April 12 regarding a Facebook post by the suspect who offered the service of filling out the enterSarawak form for anyone who wanted to enter the state with a payment of RM130 per applicant.

He said the suspect also claimed to work with the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) and is able to approve the applications.

“However, a check with SDMC found that they had never appointed or given permission to any individual to act on behalf of the committee in any matter.

“The police are investigating this case under section 420/511 of the Penal Code for fraud which is punishable by imprisonment of not less than one year and not more than 10 years, with whipping and a fine,” he said on Thursday (Apr 15).

Aidi also reminded the public to apply for admission into Sarawak through the enterSarawak application.

“Should there be any doubt, the public can contact the SDMC Operations Room at 082-443991 to obtain information regarding the entry procedure into Sarawak,” he added.