Police yet to receive complaint over Samoan suspect in Malaysia dumping case

To date the Ministry of Police has not received any referral in the case of a 33-year-old Samoan woman, who was suspected of dumping a newborn baby into a trash bin in a restroom in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. 

“We have not received any referral from the relevant authorities on the case you are asking about, so far we have nothing,” said Commissioner of Police Fuiavaili’ili Egon Keil. 

In early September, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Chief Executive Officer Peseta Noumea Simi confirmed they are working with the Malaysian officials on the case of a Samoan national, who was detained by Police officers in Malaysia in connection with the suspected dumping of a baby.

It is alleged the woman has since arrived in Samoa and was accompanied by Samoa’s Consul General in Canberra, Australia.

“I can confirm to you we have not received any official referral on this matter. Please keep in mind, that Police will only act once a complaint is filed or we received an official referral. We are only working on finding leads for the other abandoned babies; but not nothing about the case in Malaysia,” said the Commissioner. 

A Malaysian official did not immediately return a request for comment.

The Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr Sailele Malielegaoi said on Talamua’s weekly program that the negotiations between the two Governments resulted in the woman returning to Samoa to face charges. 

“She can be charged in Malaysia, but this is where the Government comes in, to have its own people face charges in their own country,” said Tuilaepa.

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