5,218 Macau scam situations reported, losses estimated at RM256 mln this year
MELAKA: The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) recorded 5,218 Macau Scam situations nationwide between January and October this year, fascinating estimated losses of over RM256 million.
Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department director, Datuk Zainuddin Yaacob said from the total, 2,676 situations had been solved by the police and 1,420 situations charged in court docket.
“The victims are largely females, fascinating over 3,000 situations, and most of them are over 51 years venerable. In frequent, the victims had been positioned below masses of stress and disturbed of being arrested and locked up, besides to the terror of getting their property seized.
“Originate no longer answer calls from unknown persons, and must you blueprint answer, and requested to transfer money to any government department myth, blueprint no longer blueprint so because the government has never given any directions to the final public to transfer money from one myth to 1 more,” he said at a press conference after an legit police tournament on the Melaka police contingent headquarters nowadays.
The handing-over of duties alive to Datuk Abdul Majid Mohd Ali because the recent Melaka police chief, replacing Datuk Mat Kasim Karim who has been appointed as Bukit Aman Administration Department’s recent deputy director (Administration).
Meanwhile, Abdul Majid said 169 officers and personnel in Melaka had been present process quarantine for the reason that enforcement of the Movement Control Bid (MCO) from March 18 till nowadays, following shut contact with participants of the final public who had been exposed to Covid-19.
From that entire, 164 folk had been chanced on to be free from infection, while 5 others had been tranquil ready for his or her screening take a look at outcomes and below supervision on the sanatorium or quarantined at dwelling, he said.
Abdul Majid, 58, said he would use his 38 years of trip in the flexibility to blueprint the four missions that may perchance presumably even be applied in Melaka.
“I am going to specialize in growing the level of policing provider for the neighborhood, to blueprint certain the police power is in step with integrity, no longer corruption, to blueprint their jobs effectively and build the final public’s belief.
“At this early stage, my priority for Melaka is to (wrestle the unfold of) Covid-19 because it is miles the purpose of the government and screech, and I am going to lead the frontliners (Melaka police) to blueprint Melaka a green zone again,” he said. -Bernama