Freed JJPTR trio held again to aid Perak cops

New Straits Times - - News -

BUKIT MERTAJAM: Af­ter suc­cess­fully ar­gu­ing that their clients should not be re­manded here, lawyers for the JJ Poor To Rich (JJPTR) founder and his two aides will be do­ing the same in Perak to­day.

Mohd Shukri Ah­mad Man­sor said he and his col­league, G. Jaya Prem, will ap­pear in court in Perak with the same ar­gu­ment to­day should their clients be brought to any mag­is­trate’s court in the state.

They will use the same ar­gu­ment — that there was no need to is­sue re­mand or­ders against the three since they had been co­op­er­at­ing with po­lice since the first day they were ar­rested last week.

It was an ar­gu­ment that Shukri and Jaya Prem used yes­ter­day when the trio were brought be­fore mag­is­trate Dian­nee Nin­grad Nor Aza­har yes­ter­day.

Dian­nee re­jected Pe­nang po­lice’s ap­pli­ca­tion for re­mand or­ders against the three af­ter lis­ten­ing to the ar­gu­ment. The trio were then re­ar­rested and handed over to Perak po­lice.

“We will ar­gue the same case in court in Perak as well, since our clients have been with po­lice for the past six days as­sist­ing them with in­ves­ti­ga­tions. So we will again ask for our clients to be re­leased on bail,” Shukri told the New Straits Times.

Last month, JJPTR claimed to have lost US$400 mil­lion (RM1.7 bil­lion) to hack­ers.

Fed­eral Com­mer­cial Crime In­ves­ti­ga­tion De­part­ment (CCID) di­rec­tor Datuk Acryl Sani Ab­dul­lah Sani had said Bukit Aman’s Anti-Money Laun­der­ing squad, CCID, Bank Ne­gara, Com­pa­nies Com­mis­sion, In­land Rev­enue Board, Na­tional Rev­enue Re­cov­ery En­force­ment Team and Cy­ber­Se­cu­rity Malaysia raided eight lo­ca­tions of the money game com­pany’s of­fice in Pe­nang on May 12.

The three were de­tained on Tues­day, then re­leased and handed over to Pe­nang po­lice on Satur­day af­ter in­ves­ti­ga­tions by Klang Utara po­lice.

Pe­nang CCID chief As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Ab­dul Ghani Ah­mad said the three were re­ar­rested yes­ter­day and would aid in­ves­ti­ga­tions in Perak.

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