KUCHING: The police are trying to trace three men suspected of being involved in a job scam that victimised 47 Malaysians (40 of them Sarawakians) who ended up imprisoned in Cambodia.
Sarawak Commercial Crimes Investigation Department (CCID) chief, Supt Mustafa Kamal Gani, said two of them are Chang Ying Shiong and Lai King Loong, aged 31 and 25 respectively.
He said the third suspect is 26-year-old Mohd Ghafar Abd Jamal.
“We want them to give their statements,” he said in a press statement, today.
He revealed that in their investigation, the police found that some of those detained in Cambodia are victims, while some are suspects.
“In fact of the three suspects just mentioned, one of them is among the 40 Sarawakians that were detained in Cambodia,” he said.
Of the 40, 14 are Chinese, Malay (11), Iban (7), Bidayuh (7), and Kayan (1).
“As of today, 24 have lodged their police reports,” he said, adding that 12 individuals (10 men and two women) have yet to give their statements to the police.
The 12 are Lai Wen Siang, Mark Rogers William Nun, Michelle Rinta Winston Nyulang, Lai King Loong, Chang Ying Shiong, Chin Kok Siong, Dixon Chong, Gibson Golip, Grevina Golip, Hong Yee Chai, Jong Chance Full, and Krisyanto A Ajiu.
Mustafa appealed to members of the public who have information concerning the three suspects to contact the case’s Investigating Officer ASP Pricha Azin at 019-8897640.