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Former Actor With A ‘Datuk’ Title Detained Over Housing Scam

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KUALA LUMPUR – A former actor with a ‘Datuk’ title was among three suspects detained to assist in the investigation on the fraudulent house sale involving losses of up to RM6.2 million.

Director of the Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department (JSJK) Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said the ‘Datuk’ who was detained in Ampang, here yesterday, was the managing director of the real estate company.

The JSJK received 188 police reports concerning the fraudulent house sales carried out by the company and another company that offered houses to the buyers at a much cheaper price than the market price, at about RM60,000 for a bungalow unit measuring 1,650 square feet.

“However, after payment was made, construction of the houses had not been carried out,” he said in a statement today.

He said the other two suspects aged 29 and 45, who were detained in Setapak, here yesterday, were owners of the other company suspected of being involved in the scam.

“All the suspects were now detained for two days beginning today to assist investigation under Section 420 of the Penal Code,” he said.

Acryl Sani, meanwhile, advised the public to always be wary and not to be duped into schemes and excessive offers by any individual or company.

He pointed out that offers of any scheme that differed from the normal ones should be studied in detail and, in fact, should be referred to more knowledgeable agencies to avoid from becoming victims of such fraudulent acts. – BERNAMA

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