MRP fund abuse investigation: JKKK chairman, cousin and son released on bail

File picture of the three being brought to court to be remanded on Oct 7, 2020.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Oct 9: The chairman of a village development and security committee (JKKK), his cousin and his son were released on bail.

They were brought before the Magistrate’s Court here by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on Oct 7 and were placed under remand by the MACC for two days. Their remand expired today.

Magistrate Zaiton Anuar today released them on MACC bail.

The three suspects, age between 57 and 27, were arrested by the MACC at about 7.21pm on Oct 6 to facilitate an investigation of a case involving the abuse of Minor Rural Project (MRP) funds.

The suspects allegedly abusing their power and misused the MRP fund of RM50,000 to pay the upfront payment to purchase a 5-tonne lorry for their own use.

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