China’s embassy in Malaysia is investigating a report that its citizens are abducted and maimed before being brought to Malaysia to beg professionally. According to crienglish.com, quoting the Beijing Youth Daily, an unnamed official from the Consular Office of China’s embassy here said cases of people from China begging and wandering in Malaysia was not new. He said the embassy always took “measures” once such cases were specifically identified. However, the report quoted him as saying, when one criminal gang was destroyed, new gangs came up to replace them. The official said these cases were mainly handled by Malaysian police and that the embassy could only help its citizens by calling in the police if they knew of such cases, and cooperating with the investigations.
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