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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Foreigner gets car loan, credit card using fake Mykad

Police say the suspect had used a fake Mykad that he bought for RM1,000 in 2011 from a syndicate in Sandakan to apply for a job as a supervisor and a loan.

KOTA KINABALU - A 42-year-old Malaysian man was shocked to find that his credit report from the Sabah branch of Bank Negara contained details showing application for a car loan and a credit card.

Following this disclosure, Kota Kinabalu City Police Chief ACP M. Chandra said the Malaysian lodged a police report which resulted in the arrest of an Indonesian man, 41, for using a fake MyKad that contained the personal details of the Malaysian, in his application for a car loan and a credit card.

“According to the complainant, he had never applied for the loans. The complainant then lodged a police report to investigate the matter,” he said during a press conference here today.

Chandra said, as a result of the investigation, police were able to nab the suspect, a supervisor at an oil palm plantation in Beluran, at the plantation on June 4, including the seizure of a Perodua Kembara car.

The suspect had used a fake Mykad since 2011 that was bought from a syndicate in Sandakan for RM1,000.

Through the MyKad obtained, the suspect had applied for a job as a supervisor, as well as a loan.

“The police will conduct further investigation on this matter, including the existence of a syndicate that is selling MyKads,” he said.

Meanwhile, Chandra also advised banks and financial institutions to do a thorough check when processing loans, especially if there are dubious details found, besides urging the public to check on their credit reports for any doubtful information.

Police also detained 53 illegal immigrants who did not possess any legal travel documents in an operation that began from midnight until 3am today at squatter settlements around Telipok, Manggatal and Inanam.

The illegals, who were detained for document processing, comprised 41 Filipinos and 12 Indonesians. They included 30 men, 17 women, three boys and three girls.

“Information regarding the squatter settlements of the illegals was obtained from the complaints gathered from the public during a meet-and-greet session with the police.”

Earlier on, Chandra had received a gift of five bicycles from a hotel for the use of police volunteers when doing their rounds at the recreation parks around Kota Kinabalu.

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