MACC obtains order to remand general manager of govt agency

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 16 ― The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today obtained an order to remand for seven days a general manager of a government agency on suspicion of having abused his position by awarding more than 50 projects, worth nearly RM1 million, to two companies belonging to his wife.

The remand order was issued by Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab Rahman.

The suspect, aged 62, was arrested during an operation at 11am yesterday in Selangor and would be investigated under Section 23 of the MACC Act 2009.

Also detained during the operation was his wife, aged 38, but the woman was released after MACC recorded her statement.

According to MACC, the suspect was believed to have abused his position since he was appointed the agency's deputy general manager in 2014 before he was promoted to general manager in September last year. ― Bernama

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