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Malaysian fugitive arrested by Thai cops
Published on: Wednesday, November 21, 2018

BANGKOK: A 60-year-old Malaysian fugitive, wanted for real estate fraud back home, thought he could evade arrest by escaping to Thailand, but he was wrong.

After more than a year on the run, the man was finally arrested by Thai police in Phuket on Oct 25 following a request forwarded by Malaysian police.

"The suspect will be sent back to Malaysia to face justice," Immigration Police chief Maj Gen Surachet Hakpal told the media here Tuesday, adding that the arrest showed the close cooperation between the authorities of the two neighbouring countries.


The Malaysian, he said, was alleged to have cheated his business partner of about 17 million Baht (RM2.3 million).

Meanwhile, Royal Malaysia Police Liasion Officer in Thailand ACP Mohd Yusni Jamil told Bernama that the Malaysian suspect would be flown back to Kuala Lumpur tomorrow morning to face further investigation from the authorities regarding his alleged crime.

He thanked the Thai authorities for their swift action in apprehending the man. – Bernama

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