MACC arrests alleged mastermind behind shady aircraft equipment deal

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  • Monday, 29 Apr 2019

PUTRAJAYA: A former special officer to an ex-minister has been arrested on suspicion of being the mastermind behind several government projects, including for the supply of aircraft equipment worth RM1.8mil.

The 50-year-old Datuk was arrested around noon on Monday (April 29) when he was called to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here to have his statement recorded.

Sources said that initial investigations revealed that the suspect received money from several contractors involved in the projects.

"He is believed to have received the money from contractors who were awarded projects to supply equipment via direct negotiation," said a source.

Among the contracts awarded was to supply aircraft equipment worth RM1.8mil sometime around 2017.

Sources said that the MACC is looking for several individuals as well as the companies that dealt with the suspect.

MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki confirmed the arrest.

He said the suspect would be taken to the magistrate's court on Tuesday (April 30) to be remanded.

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