2 high-ranking GLC execs from Sarawak arrested in MACC crackdown over RM2.3 billion project

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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, April 8: Two individuals from Sarawak who hold high positions in government-linked companies (GLCs) were arrested by the Putrajaya Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in Kuching to assist with the investigation into projects worth over RM2.3 billion.

The MACC had arrested six individuals in Putrajaya and two in Kuching.

The suspects, aged between 35 and 45, were brought before the Magistrate’s Court to apply for remand to further investigate the case.

In Kuching, Magistrate Zubaidah Sharkawi allowed the MACC to remand one of the suspects for five days and the other suspect for two days. The suspect who was remanded for two days is a managing director of a university.

According to a source, all eight suspects were arrested by the MACC between 1.30pm yesterday (April 7) and 12.30am today (April 8) as they were suspected to be involved in a project belonging to a GLC with an estimated contract worth RM2.3 billion between 2018 and 2021.

Among the items seized by the MACC were 10 luxury vehicles, cash in different currencies worth more than RM27,000, 50 jewelries including gold bars, 15 luxury watches, 13 luxury handbags, and had frozen 12 companies and individuals accounts.

The case was investigated under Section 17 of the MACC Act 2009, which carries a fine of not less than 10 times the value of the gratification in question or RM1 million, whichever is higher or imprisonment for not more than 20 years, or both, upon conviction. — DayakDaily