Bank officer held over RM19m CBT

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  • Tuesday, 02 Nov 2004

ALOR STAR: A 36-year-old senior bank officer, who was implicated in a criminal breach of trust case involving more than RM19mil, was arrested by police on Sunday. 

He was nabbed at the Bukit Kayu Hitam Customs and Immigration Complex at 10.30pm. 

It is believed that the man had been hiding in Thailand since Sept 24 after the bank’s management lodged a police report over the missing money. 

The man’s car was found in Thailand two days after he went missing. 

Kedah CID chief ACP Shatar Abdul Jalil said the suspect has been remanded for six days to facilitate investigations. 

IN CUSTODY: Commercial Crime Investigation Department officer Chief Inspector Rusli Mat (;eft) escorting the suspect to the Alor Star court for the remand order Monday.

He said police were investigating the case under Section 409 of the Penal Code for criminal breach of trust which carries a maximum of 20 years' jail with whipping and also a fine. 

ACP Shatar said the man was alone and he also had his passport with him when arrested.  

However, he had no money on him. 

“This is the only arrest made in connection with the case for the moment,” he said. 

It was reported that the man, who was with RHB in Kedah, was suspected to be involved in a major illegal transaction several months ago. 

Several of the bank’s staff were also questioned about the transaction.  

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