Cambodia fraud case: One of 3 wanted suspects nabbed last night


By Nancy Nais

KUCHING, March 6: Chang Ying Shiong, one of the three suspects wanted in connection with the scam case that lured 47 Malaysians to Cambodia, was arrested by the police last night.

Sarawak Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Supt Mustafa Kamal Gani Abdullah said the 25-year-old Chang was arrested at 10pm in an open area along Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce.

He will be remand for four days, until March 10 for further investigation under Section 420 of the Penal Code.

Magistrate Faelly Jeffery Lanjungan approved the remand application by Investigating Officer ASP Pricha Azin.


The two suspects still at large are Lai King Long, 31, and Mohd Ghafar Abdul Jamal, 26.

Lai’s last known address is 66, Medan Jaya, Bintulu, while Mohd Ghafar’s last known address is 79, Kampung Salak, Kuching.

Chang and Lai were among the 47 victims — 40 of them Sarawakians — rescued recently, but both of them are now suspects in the case that purportedly offered lucrative-paying jobs in Cambodia.

Police recently revealed that based on evidence gathered so far, they had established that not all of the 40 Sarawakians involved were genuine victims.

Some of them had entered Cambodia several times doing the ‘same kind of job’ before they were arrested by local police on Dec 11 last year.

Members of the public with information on the whereabouts of Lai and Mohd Ghafar are requested to contact investigating officer ASP Pricha Azin at 019-8897640.

The 47 Malaysians flew back to Malaysia on Feb 17 after they were released by the Cambodian government. The 40 Sarawakians and three Sabahans were brought back on a chartered flight paid for by the Sarawak government after successful discussions between the two countries. — DayakDaily