‘Datuk Seri’ is accused of defrauding foreigners

Kuala Lumpur: A man allegedly known as ‘Datuk Seri’ is suspected of defrauding foreigners by promising them a Malaysian resident pass if they pay him a sum of money.

Private retiree, Siew Kam Seong, 64, said he acted as an intermediary for foreigners to obtain a resident pass from the man.

According to him, he is known as ‘Datuk Seri’ for the past 10 years and was confident when he told foreigners that he had close contacts with high-ranking officials in the Malaysian Immigration Department (JIM).

“He asked me to get some foreigners and by paying some money, they can get a resident pass.

“Because of that, I got two Nepali nationals and in April 2023, they paid RM50,000 which I then deposited into the man’s bank.

“But after a month, the application has still not been completed on the grounds that the foreigner has a tax debt with the Inland Revenue Board (IRB),” he said at a press conference at the Teratai State Assembly Community Service Center, here, today.

Siew said, until now, only RM3,000 has been returned to him.

“I made a police report in December 2023 but there has been no progress in the investigation until today,” he said.

Meanwhile, Teratai State Assembly Member Yew Jia Haur said his side had proposed the matter to the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) to get the latest status of the investigation.

“We have also written a letter to the Inspector General of Police, Tan Sri Razarudin Husain dated 11 January last regarding the status of the police investigation.

“After receiving a response, we will take further action to help the victim recover the money from the man involved,” he said.

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