PUTRAJAYA: Mohd Hussein Mohd Nasir (pic), better known as “Datuk Roy”, has surrendered to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
The 54-year-old turned himself in yesterday and was arrested in connection with the investigation into the Jana Wibawa programme.
“He has surrendered and will be brought to the Magistrate’s Court where an application will be made to obtain a remand order,” a source told The Star.
MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki confirmed the arrest.
The anti-graft body had earlier issued a statement naming Mohd Hussein as a person of interest in its investigation into the programme.
According to the statement, his last known address was No 3, Lorong RRM Semambu, 25350 Kuantan, Pahang.
It was also reported that “Datuk Roy” had a previous graft conviction.
On March 9, the MACC arrested four persons aged between 40 and 50, including an MACC officer and a woman.
They were alleged to have solicited and accepted a bribe of RM400,000 to prevent an investigation into the case.
The Jana Wibawa programme was approved for implementation by the Cabinet in November 2020, aimed at easing the economic woes of bumiputra contractors during the Covid-19 pandemic.