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248Malaysian in China Jails

A total of 248 Malaysian criminals are currently serving their sentences for various crimes in jails across China as of Dec 31 last year.
Disclosing this today, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said among the crimes perpetrated by these Malaysians include credit card fraud.
Zahid, who is also Home Minister, said Malaysia has submitted to China a list of Malaysians suspected of being involved in crimes there.
However, he did not disclose the number of the wanted individuals.
Zahid said the Chinese government is also seeking Malaysia's help to track down 100 Chinese nationals suspected of committing various crimes.
Among the crimes committed by the 100 include telecommunications scam, drugs and transnational crimes.
A list containing the 100 names has been sent to the Malaysian authorities.
"The suspects are still at large and are believed to be in Asean countries, including Malaysia.
"Our police will conduct an investigation to track down the suspects.
"We will collaborate with the Chinese auhorities to combat transnational crimes, including managing the deportation of the suspects," Zahid told reporters after receiving a courtesy call from Chinese Public Security Minister Guo Shengkun, here today.
Meanwhile, at the meeting, Zahid and Guo discussed 16 issues including the exchange of intelligence information on transnational crime and terrorism.

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