KUALA TERENGGANU (Bernama): A Terengganu state assemblyman who was remanded to help in investigations over RM500,000 of false claims has been released on RM20,000 bail.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) confirmed this when contacted Thursday (Jan 24).
The 54-year-old state assemblyman, who is a Datuk, was remanded for three days since Monday (Jan 21) to help in investigations under Section 18 of the MACC Act 2009 on the false claim made in May last year.
If found guilty, he faces jail up to 20 years' jail, a fine not less than five times the value of the claim, or RM10,000, or whichever is higher.
The claim was submitted through a District and Land Office to finance 32 programmes in his constituency but the programmes were not implemented.
He was detained when summoned to give his statement on the case at the Terengganu MACC office at 5pm on Jan 20.
He was detained after the arrests of a youth association chairman on Jan 9 and a district officer on Jan 14 over the same false claim.
Both the suspects were remanded but were released after interrogations under a RM10,000 bail with deposit and a RM10,000 bail without deposit, respectively. – Bernama