2 DBKU officers arrested by MACC, remanded to investigate a case involving abuse of power

Both suspects being escorted by the MACC officer.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, June 18: The Magistrate’s Court here allowed the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) to remand two officers from the Kuching North City Hall (DBKU) for two days and four days respectively to investigate a case involving abuse of power.

The acting Head of Development Division of DBKU, aged 32, with grade JA41 and the DBKU Head of Development Division, aged 34, with grade JA29 were arrested by the MACC at the Sarawak MACC headquarters here at about 6pm on June 17.

They were brought to the Magistrate’s Court by the MACC officers to apply for remand for seven days to further investigate the case.

However, Magistrate Zaiton Anuar allowed the MACC to remand the 32-year-old suspect for four days, until June 22 and allowed the MACC to remand the 34-year-old suspect for two days, until June 20.

They were suspected to be involved in abusing their position and office to issue Occupational Permit to a single storey terrace house housing development project in Block 9 Land District, Jalan Sultan Tengah, here in 2019.

They were alleged to have received money from the developer of the said project.

The case is being investigated under Section 23 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009.

Investigating Officer Masdin Ubin applied for the remand with the 32-year-old suspect being represented by counsel C.M. Sundram while the 34-year-old suspect was not represented by counsel. — DayakDaily