Navy officer, business owner remanded five days in JB over 'procurement cartel' case

JOHOR BARU: A Royal Malaysian Navy officer and a company owner have been remanded for five days to help the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over its ongoing investigation of the recent “procurement cartel” case.

Senior Assistant Registrar Nurkhalida Farhana Abu Bakar issued the remand order against the two suspects, aged 42 and 55 years old, respectively, at a Magistrate's Court here on Wednesday (Feb 14).

Earlier, the two suspects arrived at the Johor Baru Court Complex wearing the orange lock-up T-shirts with their hands in cuffs at about 9am.

On Tuesday (Feb 13), the anti-graft body detained the two suspects for questioning over the recent “procurement cartel” case.

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According to a source, the two men were arrested at the Johor Baru MACC office at 4pm on Tuesday to help with the ongoing investigation.

Earlier, MACC had arrested three men, aged 28 to 47 years old, who are believed to be the masterminds of the procurement cartel involving construction work worth more than RM9mil at a Navy camp in the state.

The three men were arrested by the Johor MACC at 6pm on Thursday (Jan 18) after they were believed to be the masterminds of the cartel involving 13 supplier companies that manage construction work at the camp.

Meanwhile, Johor MACC director Datuk Azmi Alias confirmed the arrests were to enable an investigation under Section 18 of the MACC Act 2009 for using false documents with the intention to deceive.

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