PAS claims to have uncovered another citizenship-for-votes scam run by the same alleged syndicate that last month bused hundreds foreigners to Putrajaya to have their citizenship processed.
During a press conference at the Parliament lobby yesterday, PAS Youth treasurer Mohd Adram Musa said the alleged head of the syndicate resurfaced in Sepang with yet another group of foreigners.
"(On Wednesday), the person appeared again. We've been told of a similar modus operandi and they are suspected of trying to register foreigners to give them identification cards," he added.
Following a tipoff, Adram (left) said a team of PAS activists had brought the police to the Integrated Agrotourism and Training Centre in Sepang where the same alleged syndicate head was spotted.
"They tried to escape when they saw us and managed to run away. We lodged a police report at the Sepang police station about similar activities nearby," he said.
He said that some of the suspected syndicate members were arrested.
"Five of the suspects hold MyKads bearing code 71, which means they were born overseas. They are being investigated along with two others who hold permanent resident status," he added.
Cops coy about details
When contacted on Wednesday, Sepang district police chief Imran Abd Rahman said several individuals had been brought in for questioning in connection with the incident.
However, he said there had been no arrest, and declined to comment further.
Attempts to contact Imran yesterday for further verifications following the revelations at Adram's press conference proved futile.
Adram said that the home minister must address the allegations and the police must conduct a thorough investigation into the matter as it involved national security.
On Oct 12, a group of PAS members and locals had acted on another tipoff that six busloads of foreigners were having their citizenship processed at a resort in Bangi, Selangor.
At the time, both Imran and the National Registration Department denied the allegations, with police saying that the foreigners were undergoing an entrepreneurship course.