Chef’s Cambodia job-scam trial fixed for June 24-28

The court complex in Kuching.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, March 25: The Magistrate’s Court here has fixed five days for the trial of a chef who is allegedly involved in the recent Cambodia high-paying job scam.

Magistrate Faelly Jeffery Lanjungan said the trial would start on June 24 until June 28.

During pre-trial case management today, Faelly allowed accused Chang Yong Shiong, 25, to be released on RM8,000 cash bail and RM2,000 court bail with two local sureties.

However, the magistrate ordered Chang’s international passport to be held by the court until the case is settled.


Chang is charged under Section 415(b) of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 417 of the same Code, which carries imprisonment term that may extend to five years or liable to a fine or both, upon conviction.

He is alleged to have fraudulently induced a 27-year-old man by offering him a non-existent job as a cook abroad.

Prosecuting Officer Inspector Merylene Lindan Andrew Mang and DPP Muhammad Hafiz Musa prosecuted, while the accused is represented by Counsel Ivy Stephanie Charles. — DayakDaily