A 27-year-old Malaysian civil servant, who stole the belongings o the victims of the tragic Genting Highlands landslide, was arrested by the police.
Bernama reported that the Malaysian police were alerted to the thefts by a Facebook post that was posted online by one of the victim’s families on New Year.
They said in the Facebook post that the victim’s Touch n’ Go card was used, and the civil servant was then arrested after investigations into the matter.
Selangor police chief said that the civil servant was arrested in Klang Valley, and items that belonged to the victims of the landslide were seized.
A landslide took place at a campsite in Genting Highlands, killing 31 people. The landslide resulted in debris falling onto a campsite in the wee hours of 16 December.
The Selangor Fire and Rescue Department said that they received a call for help at the scene on 16 December at about 2.24am.
The landslide had reportedly hit Father Organic Farm, a campsite near Genting Highlands, which offers educational tours on the farming of organic vegetables.
The debris that fell on the site was about 30 metres and about 0.4 hectares