Company director remanded 5 days to assist probe into Tg Manis project worth RM1.3 mln

The suspect being escorted by MACC officers at the Kuching court complex.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, April 22: The director of a private company has been remanded for five days to assist a MACC investigation into a false claim with regards to a riverbank filtration project worth RM1.3 million.

The Magistrate’s Court here granted the remand order to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). The investigation concerns a case where the contractor allegedly did not build the riverbank filtration project in accordance with the contract and made a false claim.

The 52-year-old is a director of a private company located in Samaraham. He was arrested by the MACC at its office at around 8.55pm yesterday.

He was brought before Magistrate Zubaidah Sharkawi by MACC officers to apply for the remand.

The man was alleged have failed to comply with specifications stated in the contract for riverbank filtration for Oackage 1 of Phase 1 of Tanjung Manis water supply project worth RM1.3 million and a false claim was also discovered.

The case is being investigated under Section 18 of the Malaysian Anti Corruption Act 2009. — DayakDaily