More face questioning over armoured vehicles

Military hardware: The AV8 is a multi-role wheeled armoured vehicle.

PUTRAJAYA: Graft investigators are to question more people in a further probe into alleged bribery in awarding projects to supply equipment for military armoured vehicles valued at RM17mil.

Investigators are not discounting more arrests as they delve deeper into the case, following the arrests and remand of two company officials who they believed had accepted bribes to approve the projects.

The two are the company’s chief executive officer as well as its chief financial officer who were arrested at the Malaysian-Anti Corruption Commission headquarters when they were ordered to be present to have their statement recorded.

The 45-year-old CEO was arrested at 10pm on Sunday while the CFO, a 53-year-old woman, was detained later at 11.50pm on the same day.

Sources said that the two had allegedly received hundreds of thousands of ringgit in kickbacks in connection with approving projects to supply equipment for the military’s AV8 and Adnan carriers sometime between 2014 and 2017.

The AV8 is a multi-role wheeled armoured vehicle while the Adnan is an armoured carrier vehicle.

The two company officials are now under remand after MACC’s request to detain them was granted by magistrate Shah Wira Abdul Halim.

They will be held for four days until May 16.

MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki confirmed the arrests and remand of the company’s two top officials.


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