MACC nabs three, including a 'datuk' over RM27mil Pahang timber project

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  • Friday, 14 Aug 2020

PUTRAJAYA: The MACC has remanded three individuals, including a "datuk" in connection with a RM27mil timber project.

The three were brought before Magistrate Shah Wira Abdul Halim, who allowed them to be remanded.

The datuk, 73, was formerly on the board of directors of a company and was remanded for three days starting Friday (Aug 14).

The other two, aged 39 and 57, were remanded for four days until Aug 17.

It is learnt that they were remanded when they were summoned to the MACC headquarters late Thursday (Aug 13).

Sources said the suspects are believed to have given and received bribes amounting to RM3mil.

"This case involved the taking over of a timber project on 6,591.67 acres of land in Pahang back in 2015," said a source.

MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Seri Ahmad Khusairi Yahaya confirmed the arrests.

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