New Zealander Injures Himself After Jumping From 14th Floor To 11th Floor In PJ
A 36-year-old man from New Zealand injured himself while trying to escape from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) authorities on Tuesday, 21 February
According to Bernama, the man reportedly broke his hand and hip bone while attempting to jump onto a water tank on the 11th floor from the 14th floor of a business centre located in Damansara, Selangor.
Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant operations director Hafisham Mohd Noor confirmed that the man is currently being treated for his injuries.
"We received an emergency call at 5.15pm and arrived at the scene 16 minutes later. The victim was brought down on a stretcher and treated by the Red Crescent team," Hafisham said in a statement to the press.
The New Zealander was reportedly part of an international investment scam syndicate and was trying to evade capture during a raid
According to New Straits Times, the modus operandi of the syndicate is to lure in victims to park their money in non-existent investment portfolios and later transfer the funds to off-shore bank accounts, where the scammers can then intercept the money.
It is believed that the syndicate had 24 such companies under their belt with 70 people working for them, primarily scamming victims from Australia and the UK.
The syndicate racked up a total of RM200 million from these scams. 74 bank accounts have since been frozen by authorities.
MACC Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki said that certain members of the anti-graft body were also bribed by syndicate members to provide them protection and allow operations to continue without hindrance.
Corruption charges will be drawn up once investigations have concluded.
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