Two Burmese Arrested for Forgery in Malaysia
09 December 2011 – KUALA LUMPUR: Two Burmese nationals were arrested for producing and selling duplicated documents including various countries’ passports, UNHCR cards, visas, driving licenses and working permits in a luxurious condominium in Kuala Lumpur.
The arrestees and another Burmese on the run sell fake passports for up to RM18,000 or US$5,800 per piece, visa (RM500, US$161), Malaysian identity card (RM300, US$97) and UNHCR card (RM30, US$9.70) to undocumented foreign workers in the country.
It is found that the suspects modified stolen passports and they are able to maintain several security feature of the travel document.
“These Burmese nationals live luxuriously in Kuala Lumpur earning up to RM36,000 per month by selling fake Malaysian passports and other documents.”
“In addition to Malaysian passports, we also found several Burmese, Indonesian, Bangladeshi, Indian and Thai passports, as well as all types of equipment used to duplicate fake documents,” said immigration enforcement director, Mohd. Zamberi Abdul Aziz.
He also reminded foreigners in the country to be cautious and not to become victim of illegal agents who promise to get them any documents.
Reporting by Thomas Chong