Macau Scam: Datuk Seri’s Escape from MACC Building Was Assisted by Two Bodyguards

(source: KOSMO!/FMT)

Welp, in case you missed it – the main suspect of the Macau Scam which took more than RM405.7 million from Malaysians has escaped by… jumping over the fence of the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission building. Yes, you read that right.

According to Harian Metro, the Datuk Seri escaped on 11 October by jumping the fence with the help of two private bodyguards before running away in a Myvi car waiting for him outside the building. The incident happened while officers were in the process of handing the Datuk Seri along with three other suspects over to the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) for custody.

A source from SPRM said that, “In the movement between the lobby door and the main gate, he is believed to have stepped out of the vehicle and fled to the side fence (near the back door of the MACC building) with the help of two other bodyguards ready to help him climb the fence and escape police.”

SPRM only realized that the Datuk Seri’ was gone when the vehicle was checked once again at the main gate stop.

Even though it’s currently a hot topic among social media users, MACC and the police have not released any statements after news broke about his escape.

The disappearance of the Datuk Seri has raised many questions by activists and netizens alike. Some are wondering whether the suspect, who is currently wanted by PDRM, was abducted or assisted by certain parties.

Conspiracy theories aside, lead activist of the Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association (PPIM), Datuk Nadzim Johan said, the Home Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin should pay attention to this matter as it could dismiss the credibility of PDRM and MACC.

Lead activist of the Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association (PPIM), Datuk Nadzim Johan (source: PPIM)

“We put our trust in the enforcement but if something goes wrong, it’s hard, let alone suspects being high-profile… How can he climb the fence and be able to arrange an escape plan after being released by the MACC for the PDRM remand process? During the time of handing over the suspect to the PDRM, why are there no escorts and SOPs complied with? This invites doubts.

We are facing a case of fraud of hundreds of millions of ringgit of Malaysian money with the involvement of high-ranking officials of the authorities. I hope there is an explanation on this issue,” Nadzim urged.

And he’s not the only one who feels like this. Check out what netizens had to say: