KUALA LUMPUR: A man who was in the spotlight after his escape, supposedly over a wall, at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters recently is now being investigated by the police under the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 (Poca).
Kuala Lumpur CID chief Nik Ros Azhan Ab Hamid said the suspect was previously being investigated under the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953. He was believed to be involved in the Macau Scam syndicate and online gambling.
“Today we are detaining the suspect under Poca and a remand application will be made tomorrow at the Kuala Lumpur court,” he said. The suspect would be remanded for 21 days.
Previously, the suspect was remanded for three days and the remand for the suspect ended yesterday.
On Oct 13, the MACC confirmed that a suspect in a money laundering syndicate linked to the business of several celebrities in the country, fled when he was about to be rearrested after being released by the MACC.
Following that, on Oct 16, the police disclosed the details of the wanted suspect to assist in the investigation of three cases involving the organisation of online gambling around Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.
The suspect is also said to be the coordinator of Macau Scam activities in China.
On Oct 27, Bernama reported that the police had arrested the man at a resort hotel outside the Klang Valley.