Ex-spy agency DG Hasanah remanded five days over misuse of GE14 funds

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 29 Aug 2018

PUTRAJAYA: Former Malaysian External Investigation Organisation (MEIO) director-general, Datuk Hasanah Abdul Hamid, has been remanded for five days over alleged misappropriation of GE14 funds.

Magistrate Shah Wira Abdul Halim allowed the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's (MACC) application for the 61-year-old to be remanded until Sept 2.

Hasanah is being investigated under Section 23 (1) of the MACC Act of using one's office or position for gratification.

The senior public officer arrived at the court complex here at 9am Wednesday (Aug 29) in a MACC vehicle.

She was clad in the usual orange MACC lockup outfit.

Hasanah was arrested at the MACC headquarters on 4.15pm Tuesday (Aug 28), after arriving to give a statement to the anti-graft body.

MACC sources said she was being investigated for alleged misappropriation of funds meant for the 14th General Election.

On Tuesday, seven civil servants, including a high-ranking officer from the research division of the Prime Minister's Department, were also remanded for alleged misappropriation of GE14 funds.

Previously, Hasanah was in the limelight when it was revealed that she had written to CIA director Gina Haspel, appealing to the United States to support former premier Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's administration.

Several screenshots of the letter were leaked and went viral.

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