Three held in case involving RM1.8m

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 24 Jan 2019

PUTRAJAYA: Two company directors and an insurance agent have been remanded for three days by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over a case involving corruption and false claims worth over RM1.8mil.

MACC sources said the three are being investigated for allegedly accepting kickbacks from a supplier for the purchase of machinery for a factory.

The two company directors are said to have shares in the factory.

MACC also found that the three had allegedly abused their position by obtaining company funds for personal use.

The trio were arrested on Tuesday at the MACC headquarters here after being asked to present themselves to have their statements recorded.

The first to be arrested was a 44-year-old company director with a Datuk title, who was arrested around noon.

The other company director, aged 51, was arrested an hour later.

The insurance agent, aged 29, was detained at 2pm.

They were brought to the magistrate’s court here yesterday at 9.10am, handcuffed and wearing the orange MACC lock-up outfit.

Magistrate Izza Zulaika Ruhanuddin accepted MACC’s application for a remand order and allowed the trio to be detained until Friday.

The three are being investigated under Section 17(a) and Section 18 of the MACC Act 2009, which relates to receiving gratification and making false claims.

In a separate case, a former senior manager of a company was remanded for three days over a RM2mil bribery case.

Magistrate Izza Zulaika allowed the 40-year-old to be detained by MACC until Friday.

The ex-manager was arrested at the MACC headquarters here at 4.35pm on Tuesday, after he was summoned to give his statements.

Sources said the suspect allegedly received more than RM2mil worth of kickbacks from a company, in return for approving credit notes which could be used for rebates, incentives and advertisements of computer components.

MACC is on the lookout for other individuals who could help with investigations into the case.

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