Selangor Journal

25 I/Ps opened in connection with fraudulent Umrah firm

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 27 — The police have opened 25 investigation papers into fraud cases involving an Umrah-operating company, said Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department deputy director (Investigation) Datuk Rohaimi Md Isa.

The papers are being prepared and will be referred to the Deputy Public Prosecutor’s Office for further action.

“The Tourism, Arts, and Culture Ministry (Motac) also suspended the company’s licence (on July 10),” he said when contacted by Bernama today.

Previously, the media reported that victims of the fraudulent Umrah pilgrimage packages wanted firm action to be taken against the company after claiming it failed to provide them with compensation.

Regarding claims by the Malaysian International Humanitarian Organisation that no action has been taken in connection with this case, Rohami said it was inaccurate.

According to a media statement by Commercial Crime Investigation Department director Datuk Seri Ramli Mohamed Yoosuf on November 29, 21 investigation papers have been initiated concerning the alleged Umrah package fraud involving over RM500,000 in losses.

“The Tribunal for Consumer Claims also conducted investigations and took action against 177 complaints, involving claims totalling RM4,335,073.07. In addition, the Companies Commission of Malaysia also took action by blacklisting the company and its two directors under Act 614,” he said.

— Bernama

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