Dudong rep wants answers on Macau Scam cases in Sibu

Dato Seri Tiong King Sing

KUCHING, Dec 28: Dudong assemblyman Dato Seri Tiong King Sing has demanded answers on the investigation of Macau Scam cases from the Sibu Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID).

He explained that he had received a lot of negative feedback from the people regarding their livelihoods and the Sibu police, particularly the CCID.

He said among the complaints was a case similar to the Macau Scam in which victims were deceived into voluntarily surrendering their bank cards and personal identification numbers (PINs).


After that, bank accounts were then emptied into a local account in Negeri Sembilan, then distributed to other unknown accounts.

“However, the police did not respond immediately, giving various reasons including that Bank Negara approval was needed and other astounding reasons.

“As a result, the scammers’ bank accounts were closed before authorities were able to track them down,” he said in a statement today.

He further said that any commercial cases could be investigated under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing, and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLA).

Tiong, who is also Special Envoy of Prime Minister to China and Bintulu MP, added that he had requested the acting police chief (OCPD) of Sibu, Supt Collin Babat, to investigate this matter in detail.

“They should do it to reflect on the performance of the district station. If a lengthy process hampers their work, it would not do any good and serve no one.

“Their minister (Minister of Home Affairs Dato Seri Hamzah Zainudin) should raise various points in Parliament and amend the laws if needed, instead of letting red tape go on as part of existing policies,” he pointed out. ― DayakDaily