Tan Sri in Johor Ruler bribery case freed on bail


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  • Saturday, 08 Apr 2017

The jig is up: The Tan Sri being led into court by MACC officers in Putrajaya.

PUTRAJAYA: After eight days in custody, the Tan Sri who allegedly offered a RM2mil bribe to the Sultan of Johor has been released.

However, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will continue to look into allegations that the businessman acted as a broker for royal titles and tried to secure contracts and business deals by using the names of royalty.

“We are still working on the case,” said a MACC source.

The 54-year-old was released on RM50,000 cash bail and another RM150,000 in surety before magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab Rahman.

The businessman arrived at the magistrate’s court at 9.20am yesterday, escorted by two MACC officers.

It was his third appearance in court since his first remand on March 31.

Accompanying him was his lawyer Datuk K. Kumaraendran.

Sultan Ibrahim ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar recently wrote on Facebook about the bribe offer, which was meant to recommend an award from the King.

Following an ultimatum for him to surrender, the businessman came out of “hiding” and turned up at the MACC headquarters, where he was arrested on March 30.

The Tan Sri, who moves in high society, has been described as a wealthy businessman in the shipping industry.

It is learnt that he has a successful bunkering business in Johor, including supplying fuel to ships and tugboats around ports in the state.

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