Man arrested for causing trouble at the Malaysian Embassy in Cambodia

04 Feb 2018 / 23:18 H.

PETALING JAYA: A 49-year-old Malaysian man allegedly living in disrepute in Cambodia is awaiting deportation after being arrested by Cambodian police for causing a commotion at the Malaysian Embassy in Phnom Penh last week.
It is believed that the man had gone to the embassy to seek a replacement for his lost passport.
According to Cambodian news portal Khmer Times, Cambodian police Lieutenant General Uk Heisela said the man was held for causing a disturbance at the embassy and not possessing a passport or travel documents.
The man also did not have money to purchase a plane ticket to Malaysia and is currently being detained at the immigration department.
Heisela said the Malaysian embassy is making arrangements for a flight to deport the man.
According to the news portal, the Malaysian embassy in a statement said the man was unruly and had accused its staff of "failing to help him".
It also said that in the case of Mr Felix, police had to be called because his behaviour posed a threat to the safety of the embassy and staff.
"We have been dealing with him since last week and are fully aware of his predicament.
"Due diligence has been taken. He also had a brush with the local authorities last year and the embassy already assisted in the process of sending him back to Malaysia. He is what you might say, a familiar figure to us," the statement added.
Checks showed that the man is believed to specialise in the field of banking, business and finance.
He was also apparently the chief executive officer of two companies and has vast experience in developing security and safety features for financial and banking services.
In an online forum created for expatriates in Cambodia, a thread discusses the man who is said to be a familiar figure often spotted in the streets of Phnom Penh.
There were discussions of how the man ran into trouble with the security guards of business outlets and fled restaurants without paying for his meals.

thesundaily_my Sentifi Top 10 talked about stocks