The police had opened an investigation against a foreign exchange (forex) syndicate for allegedly forging documents and misusing the name of the Johor crown prince.
According to Astro Awani, Johor Police Chief, Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said the investigation had been carried out following a police report lodged by the Head of the Media Unit, Johor Royal Family Communication Office at 7 p.m. on Thursday (7 October).
He added that the documents were signed by a woman with “Datuk Seri” title and were being distributed.
“The woman claimed to have received a mandate from Tunku Ismail to carry out US currency exchanges worth anywhere between US$200 billion to US$5 trillion.”
“The transaction was also found to involve a bank account of another Malaysian man.” he said.
Ayob Khan also said that investigations through the www.istiadat.gov.my website found that the individual has not been awarded the Datuk Seri title.
However, what the police found was that the woman was a suspect in a Bank of Tokyo draft scam in 2011.
He said the investigations also found that the Malaysian man involved in the incident was a proxy and he is a lawyer.
He added that the police is tracking down the individuals involved and the case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property. If convicted, one can be jailed up to 10 years, caned and fined.
Meanwhile, he advise the public to remain vigilant and not to be easily deceived by individuals who claimed to have links with the Johor palace.
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