PUTRAJAYA: The deputy director-general of a division in the Prime Minister's Department who was remanded by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to assist in investigations into misappropriation of funds for the 14th General Election has been released today (Sept 1).
Also released were six administrative and diplomatic officers who were detained along with him in connection with government funds worth millions of ringgit that had gone missing.
They were remanded for five days from Aug 28.
Magistrate Azizah Ahmad allowed the 49-year-old man and the other six to be released on MACC bail and one surety.
The suspects were arrested on Aug 28 in the B Complex of the Prime Minister's Department and the MACC headquarters here after they gave their statements.
They were detained to assist in investigations under Section 23 of the MACC Act 2009 for abuse of power. -Bernama
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