Fourth suspect detained in connection to Jiwa Murni project

Kuching Court Complex (File Photo)

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Sept 15: The fourth suspect in relation to the RM800 million “Jiwa Murni” project was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) at 6.30pm yesterday and was granted to remand by the MACC for two days, until Sept 17.

The 44-year-old fourth suspect is one of the 13 sub-contractors of the said project.

He was brought before Magistrate Zubaidah Sharkawi by the MACC to apply for remand to further investigate the case in connection with RM800 million Jiwa Murni programme road construction project.

Magistrate Zubaidah Sharkawi allowed the MACC to remand the suspect for two days until Sept 17.

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

According to the 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 investigated under Section 18 of the Malaysian Anti Corruption Act 2009.

DPP S. Thangavelu and team represented the MACC while the suspect represented by counsel Shankar Ram and Wong King Wei. — DayakDaily