Civil servant remanded to help in MACC probe


SEREMBAN: A civil servant has been remanded for seven days to assist an investigation on the awarding of contracts totalling some RM540,000 to four companies belonging to his wife.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) prosecuting officer Zainab Yahya made the remand application before magistrate Syed Farid Syed Ali here.

The suspect, 49, is being investigated for abusing his position by awarding contracts to provide supplies and services in his department to his wife’s companies.It is learnt that the man was detained just before midnight on Monday at the MACC office here.

The case is being investigated under Section 23 of the MACC Act 2009. State MACC chief Awgkok Ahmad Taufik Putra Awg Ismail confirmed the matter when contacted.

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