PUTRAJAYA- A chief executive officer of a government-linked company has been remanded in connection with alleged abuse of power in awarding tenders for construction projects.
The 59-year-old, a Datuk will be held for three days until June 30 after magistrate Shah Wira Abdul Halim granted the remand application by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) prosecutors on Thursday (June 28).
The suspect is said to have used his position to award tenders for construction projects worth RM300mil in the federal administrative capital.
He was approached by MACC officers while attending Hari Raya open house in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday (June 27).
Sources said the suspect is believed to have abused his position to manipulate several processes involving projects in Putrajaya.
At the same court, two men were remanded for allegedly impersonating MACC officers.
The duo, aged 37 and 38, were nabbed at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday night while meeting with a “client”.
Both suspects are unemployed and one of them is believed to be a member of a political party.
They were believed to have told their victim that they could help settle a case involving him that is being investigated by MACC.
The duo will be held for four days until July 1.- The Star Online