Julau MP leaves for Cambodia to meet detained Malaysians

KUALA LUMPUR: Julau MP Larry Sng Wei Shien has left for Cambodia to meet 47 Malaysians who have been detained there since Dec 11.

Accompanying him are relatives of those detained.

The delegation is scheduled to take a two-hour journey to the prison located in Poipet after arrival at Cambodia’s Siem Reap International Airport.

“I was informed that an embassy representative will be assisting the delegation to obtain approval from the Banteay Meanchey Provincial Prison to visit all 47 detainees,” Sng told Bernama today.

He said he would be collecting as much information as possible on the cases faced by the youths, aged between 18 and 21.

“I want to see their conditions for myself and obtain a clearer picture of the situation faced by all the victims. My presence at the prison is to assist family members to obtain information quickly on their children who were believed to have been victimised by a syndicate,” he said.

“Apart from that, I have also brought a medical officer to carry out simple treatment for those in need of medical care as there was a report earlier (which said) that a sick Malaysian detainee had to undergo stomach surgery,” he said.

According to him, the process of bringing them back may take time as it would be subject to the laws of Cambodia.

Last week, Sng said that the detainees were victims of a human trafficking syndicate, and were detained without trial without the Malaysian embassy being informed.