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MACC detains father and son over corruption allegations


MELAKA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has detained a father-and-son management team working with the Malacca Industrial Skills Development & Entrepreneurship Centre (Misdec) here for alleged misappropriation of funds by abusing their executive positions.

The duo were believed to have transferred a sum of RM4mil to their personal bank accounts between 2014 and 2015 by abusing their powers to approve and transfer the funds channelled to Misdec for the purpose of conducting industrial training for youths.

MACC in a statement said the 76-year-old father holds the position as executive director while his 43-year-old son is the manager of the administration and finance department.

MACC also said that the funds were transferred via various cheques directly to their personal bank accounts.

The anti-graft body also confiscated RM600,000 from Misdec along with equipment and a four-wheel drive estimated to be worth RM350,000.

Misdec is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) entrusted to provide skills training to youth.

The Human Resource Ministry and the Melaka Government had provided funds of RM4.5mil to the management to organise the training although none had been conducted yet.

MACC's Deputy Chief Commissioner (operation) Datuk Azam Baki confirmed the arrest of the father and son under Section 23 of the MACC Act 2009.

He said the investigators are collecting more evidence and that the both of them will be produced at court on Wednesday for remand.

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