Magistrate dismisses MACC’s remand application for three suspects in RM1.58 mln false claim case

Two of the suspects who were brought before the Kuching Magistrates Court.

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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Jan 17: The Magistrate’s Court here dismissed the remand application for two businessmen and a third man by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in relation to a false claim case which allegedly took place in 2020 and 2021.

The two businessmen aged 60 and 51 respectively, and a 55-year-old man were arrested by MACC between 10.10pm to 10.30pm yesterday (Jan 16).

They were brought before Magistrate Zaiton Anuar to apply for remand but the application was dismissed on the grounds that the investigation was incomplete. All three suspects were released.

All three suspects as the proprietors of a company allegedly filed a false claim with the Saratok Integrated Agricultural Development Area (IADA) in relation to the supply of animal feed and aquaculture suppliance to ADA Kalaka-Saribas Betong, for the years 2020 and 2021. The allegedly false claim was worth RM1,584,247 but the company did not deliver the supply.

They were represented by counsels Daniel Ling and Clarice Chan.

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