Navy branch chief arrested for allegedly making false claims

JOHOR BARU: A Royal Malaysian Navy (TLDM) branch logistics chief has been arrested by the authorities here for allegedly making false claims.

The 36-year-old man from Sungai Lunchoo TLDM Reserve Force base was arrested at the Johor Baru Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office at about 10am on Wednesday (April 7) to assist in investigations.

According to MACC, investigations found that the suspect had abetted and certified a government order while also making false claims involving printing services for paper bags and banners to the KD Sultan Ismail navy base in Kota Tinggi amounting to RM24,250, despite not receiving the supply.

The case is being investigated under Section 18 of the MACC Act 2009, which carries a maximum jail term of 20 years and a fine of five times the value of the offence committed, or RM10,000, whichever is higher.

Johor MACC director Datuk Azmi Alias confirmed the arrest when contacted.

He said that a remand application on the suspect will be submitted to the Johor Baru Magistrate Court on Thursday

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