Tabung Haji senior exec freed after 4-day remand over graft probe

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  • Saturday, 22 Dec 2018

Upon completion of the exercise, Tabung Haji would have a clean balance sheet with assets equal to liabilities at RM77bil.

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): A senior officer of the Pilgrims Fund or Tabung Haji (TH) who was remanded four days to assist a probe into alleged corruption in the form of house renovation costing RM400,000, was released Saturday as the remand period expired.

Magistrate Shah Wira Abdul Halim granted an application by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to release the 48-year-old suspect, who was remanded on Wednesday, on MACC bail

The suspect with a Datuk title was released on a bail of RM10,000 with one surety and was ordered to surrender his passport to the MACC.

The suspect arrived at the court here at about 10am on Saturday (Dec 22).

According to a source at MACC, the suspect had allegedly received gratification in the form of house renovation, costing RM400,000, in return for awarding a contractor a project to carry out the rebranding of TH branch offices costing RM15mil.

The suspect was called up by MACC on Tuesday (Dec 18) and was arrested at  8.35pm on that day.

TH had, on Nov 30, lodged a police report over the misuse of its monies and for misrepresentation in a corporate deal.

The was lodged against former chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, former chief executive officers Tan Sri Ismee Ismail and Datuk Seri Johan Abdullah, as well as senior management officers. – Bernama

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