MACC arrests navy officer in connection with graft probe

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has recently conducted an operation codenamed Ops Tropicana to get to the bottom of scams involving banks.

KUCHING, Feb 8: A Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) officer was picked up by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today to facilitate investigation over alleged falsification of claims.

The falsified claims involve bus rental and catering services amounting to more than RM16,000, according to a statement from Daro MACC.

According to a MACC source, the 30-year-old officer, with the rank of lieutenant, was arrested around 9.50am after he gave his statement at the state MACC headquarters in Jalan Tun Jugah here.

The source said the navy officer was believed to have collaborated with three other individuals, who have been detained, to falsify invoices for an RMN shooting training session in Oct 2017, when the said services (bus rental and catering) were not even provided.

The case is being investigated under Section 18 of the MACC Act 2009.

State MACC director Razim Mohd Noor confirmed the arrest, but declined to divulge further details on the case as it is still being investigated. — DayakDaily