Another aide to Sivakumar arrested

PUTRAJAYA: Another officer of Human Resources Minister V. Sivakumar has been arrested, believed to be in connection with a case involving the recruitment of foreign workers.

The officer, believed to be holding the post of private secretary, was arrested yesterday morning.

The aide, in her 50s, was summoned to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters for her statement to be recorded.

Investigators have obtained an order for the officer to be remanded until April 17.

Sources were tight-lipped when asked about the officer’s alleged involvement in the case.

MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki confirmed the arrest.

This is the second arrest involving Sivakumar’s officers within days.

On Wednesday, graft investigators arrested a senior officer along with a businessman in connection with the investigation.

The senior officer was believed to be a former leader in the DAP Socialist Youth (Dapsy).

The two suspects, aged between 40 and 50, were picked up at KLIA around 1am on Wednesday upon their arrival from Bangkok, Thailand.

They have been remanded until April 17.

Sivakumar, in a statement in response to the first arrest, gave the assurance that he and the ministry would extend full cooperation to the authorities.

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