Graft-busters in Sabah nab more than 20 people in state-wide sweep

KOTA KINABALU: Graft-busters in Sabah swooped down on more than 20 people state-wide amid claims of fake documents used to obtain millions of ringgit's worth of contracts.

Thirteen were arrested and remanded at the Kota Kinabalu court, five in Tawau, two in Lahad Datu, four in Keningau, with more are expected to be remanded in Sandakan on Tuesday (Jan 15).

It is believed that among those nabbed are directors and owners of companies that used fake documents to obtain contracts and tenders going back a few years.

In Kota Kinabalu, those remanded were 13 contractors aged between 30 and 60, including three women.

The women will be remanded for three days, while the remaining 10 will be held for six days starting Jan 15.

In Tawau, five company owners and managers were remanded until Jan 21 to facilitate investigations into suspected fake bank statements given to obtain tenders worth almost RM9mil since 2017.

The three women and two men, aged between 35 and 65, are suspected of providing fake documents to get the contracts to provide food for four secondary school hostels in Tawau.

In Lahad Datu, two people were remanded for seven days, while in Keningau, another four were remanded also for seven days.

Details of the remands will be updated later


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