Sivakumar's two officers released

  • Nation
  • Monday, 17 Apr 2023

PUTRAJAYA: Two senior officers of Human Resources Minister V. Sivakumar remanded to assist in a probe on a case involving recruitment of foreign workers have been released.

This was confirmed by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission sources after their remand order ended on Monday (April 17).

Also released is the third suspect - a businessman.

On April 12, a senior officer and the businessman, aged between 40 and 50, were arrested as they arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport from Bangkok, Thailand.

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

The two were remanded for six days.

Two days later on April 17, a senior officer, believed to be holding the post of a private secretary was arrested after being called up for her statement to be recorded.

She was remanded for four days.

The names of the two said senior officers have been removed from the Human Resources Ministry’s website.

On Sunday, Sivakumar was called by graft investigators to assist in the probe.

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