Company directors remanded two days over RM800 mln Jiwa Murni project

The court complex in Kuching.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Sept 9: The Magistrate’s Court here allowed the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to remand two company directors for two days in connection with a RM800 million road construction project.

Magistrate Zubaidah Sharkawi allowed the MACC to remand the duo for two days until Sept 11 to facilitate further investigation into the case.

MACC led by DPP S Thangavelu had applied for a seven-day remand.

The said project is under the Defence Ministry’s “Jiwa Murni” programme which involved the upgrading of 10 rural roads in Miri, Ba’Kelalan, Limbang, Kapit and Belaga.

According to a statement by MACC, the roads built under the said project by companies of these two directors were not in accordance with the Public Works Department’s standards.

The case is being investigated under Sections 16 (b), 17 (a) and 18 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Act 2009.

Both suspects are represented by counsels Shankar Ram, Lim Heng Choo, Albert Tang and Allan Lao. — DayakDaily