Court dismisses remand application involving project director, quantity surveyor nabbed in connection with Tg Manis project worth RM1.3 mln

The 43-year-old project director (centre) seen talking with counsel Roger Chin (extreme right).

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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, April 23: The Magistrate’s Court here today dismissed the remand application pertaining to the arrest of a project director and a quantity surveyor of a private company by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) yesterday in connection with a riverbank filtration project worth RM1.3 million.

The 43-year-old project director was arrested by the MACC at around 5.50pm and the 46-year-old quantity surveyor was arrested at around 5.05pm.

They were brought before Magistrate Zaiton Anuar by MACC officers to apply for remand for seven days to further investigate the case.

The 46-year-old quantity surveyor escorted by the MACC officers.

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

The project director was represented by counsel Roger and Sim Hui Chuang while the quantity surveyor was represented by counsel Francis Wee.

Both counsel in their arguments in the court today said that the case had been decided by the arbitration court so there was no issue of falsifying documents and no evidence was shown to the court.

As for the allegation of failure to comply with specifications stated in the contract, it belonged to civil case.

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