Jana Wibawa probe: 'Datuk Roy' brought to KL Magistrate’s Court for remand application

KUALA LUMPUR: Mohd Hussein Mohd Nasir, better known as “Datuk Roy” has been brought to the Magistrate’s Court here on Tuesday (March 14).

Clad in the orange Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) lockup garment, the 54-year-old arrived at roughly 10am, and was escorted by two MACC officers.

On Monday (March 13), a source told The Star that Mohd Hussein surrendered himself to the MACC, and would be brought to the Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday where an application will be made to obtain a remand order.

He was also arrested by the MACC in connection with investigations into the Jana Wibawa programme.

The anti-graft body had earlier issued a statement naming Mohd Hussein as a person of interest in its investigation towards the programme.

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.

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