Police have released the woman they had been holding for 42 days without trial, and have elaborated as to why she was endured such a lengthy detention.
Malay Mail write that Commercial Crimes direction Amar Singh told reporters that Rosemary Anak Ginam was more than simply an “employee” at Dulcet Travel and Tours Sdn Bhd, the company accused of selling phone package tours to would-be holidaymakers: She was the company director.
Between the beginning of their investigations to present day, a total of 136 police complaints alleging fraud have been filed by the public against the company. Authorities also spelled out that RM2.3 million (US$560,000) has gone missing from Dulcet’s bank accounts, and Rosemary was the signatory to the bank account. Subsequent enquiries showed that defrauded individuals had deposited money into the account to confirm their travel packages, only to find that none existed. However, withdrawals from this money in the account have been traced back to Ms Ginam.
Singh alleges that police needed to keep Rosemary in custody while they investigated all lines of inquiry into the matter, and will now recommend charges against her.
Earlier today, The Star broke the story of the woman’s detention, highlighting that her human rights were being violated as she was being held without charge for longer than the seven days that are allowed by law.