Deputy director of govt agency remanded in graft probe over USP project

PUTRAJAYA: A deputy director of a government agency and another individual have been remanded in a corruption investigation into an RM270,000 project.

Magistrate Low When Zhen allowed an application by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to remand the two suspects for four days until Jan 13.

The two were remanded allegedly for demanding bribes to approve a Universal Service Provision project.

The USP is a government initiative to expand communications and multimedia networks, particularly in areas and for communities that lack such services.

According to sources, the deputy director was arrested by MACC officers at a shopping mall where RM50,000 was allegedly handed over to him.


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