Only two re­ports made on miss­ing in­vest­ment funds, say cops

New Straits Times - - News - MO­HAMED BASYIR GE­ORGE TOWN

VIC­TIMS of the JJ Poor to Rich (JJPTR) money game should not hes­i­tate to come for­ward to lodge a po­lice re­port on the loss of their in­vest­ments.

Pe­nang po­lice chief Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye said po­lice had only re­ceived two re­ports to date over the al­leged RM1.7 bil­lion miss­ing in­vest­ment funds.

“In the sec­ond re­port, it was men­tioned that the to­tal in­vest­ment by JJPTR was RM1.7 bil­lion, or US$400 mil­lion.

“Other than that, we have re­ceived no re­port.

“If there are more vic­tims, they should lodge re­ports to help us in our in­ves­ti­ga­tion,” he said after meet­ing Com­mu­nity Polic­ing As­so­ci­a­tion rep­re­sen­ta­tives at Ho­tel Royal, Jalan Larut here yes­ter­day. It was re­ported that JJPTR had claimed that the in­vest­ment money had been si­phoned by hack­ers.

Late last month, its founder, John­son Lee, 28, promised to re­turn the money in­vested by 31,000 of its mem­bers.

On Thurs­day, Bukit Aman Com­mer­cial Crime In­ves­ti­ga­tion Depart­ment (CCID) di­rec­tor Com­mis­sioner Datuk Acryl Sani Ab­dul­lah Sani said that five of the com­pany’s ac­counts had been frozen pend­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

The next day, a raid was car­ried out at eight JJPTR of­fices by a task force con­sist­ing of Bukit Aman CCID, Bank Ne­gara Malaysia and Com­pa­nies Com­mis­sion of Malaysia .

A to­tal of 19 staff mem­bers and in­vestors were de­tained and a num­ber of doc­u­ments were seized dur­ing the raid. The de­tainees, how­ever, were re­leased after their state­ments were taken.

Chuah said po­lice could de­tain the 28-year-old founder to as­sist with in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

“We have not de­tained him yet, but we will do in due course, if needed,” he said.


Pe­nang po­lice chief Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye (sec­ond from right) dur­ing the launch of the Meet the Po­lice Chief Pro­gramme in Pu­lau Pi­nang, yes­ter­day.

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