Johor MACC arrest two family members over RM90,000 in false claims

JOHOR BARU: A father and son have been detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for allegedly submitting false claims involving close to RM90,000 to a government agency.

It is understood that the two are aged 50 and 25-years-old and were arrested after having their statements recorded at the Johor MACC office here at 8pm Tuesday (July 18).

According to a MACC source, the suspects were a company owner and project director and had allegedly submitted false claims in 2020 for the government’s wage subsidy programme.

“They had allegedly attached a list of eligible workers under their company for their application but the subsidy was apparently not paid to them,” said the source.

Johor MACC director Datuk Azmi Alias confirmed the detainment and said the case would be investigated under Section 18 of the MACC Act.

Both suspects were later released on MACC bail.

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