MACC detains T’ganu rep

PETALING JAYA: A state assemblyman in Terengganu is the latest to be remanded for corruption allegations involving “projects” in the east coast state.

The representative, a Datuk, was arrested after giving his statement at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission office in Kuala Terengganu on Sunday.

He was brought to the magistrate’s court yesterday where he was ordered to be remanded for three days until Wednesday to help with investigations.

The politician is alleged to have filed false claims amounting to RM500,000 to the district and land office for the expenditure of 32 programmes conducted in the areas around his constituency.

It is believed the projects were not implemented.

The MACC had also detained a district officer over the same allegations a week ago.

It is believed that the assemblyman is a Barisan Nasional representative. State Umno chief Datuk Seri Ahmad Said refused to comment when contacted.

In the last election, Barisan managed to win 10 out of the 32 state seats contested.

PAS won 22 state seats as well as six out of the eight parliamentary seats contested.


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