JKKK chairman, son and cousin remanded over alleged misuse of MRP funds

The three suspects being escorted by MACC officers at the Kuching Court Complex.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Oct 7: The chairman of a village development and security (JKKK), his son and his cousin have been remanded for two days until Oct 9 to facilitate an Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigation into alleged abuse of Minor Rural Project (MRP) funds.

The three suspects aged between 57 and 27 were arrested by the MACC at about 7.21pm on Oct 6. They were brought before the Magistrate’s Court by the MACC today for remand application for seven days.

Magistrate Zaiton Anuar allowed the MACC to remand the three suspects for two days to facilitate the investigation.

They allegedly abused their power and misused the MRP fund of RM50,000 to make an upfront payment to purchase a 5-tonne lorry for their own use.

The case is being investigated under Section 23 of the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009. — DayakDaily