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MACC Detains 11 In Connection With TM Cable Theft

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KUALA LUMPUR – A Telekom Malaysia (TM) technical officer was among 11 individuals detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on suspicion of corruption and abuse of power which resulted in TM incurring losses of between RM4 million and RM6 million.

According to sources, the suspects had allegedly submitted 55 maintenance order documents and authorisation letters containing false information to TM to remove the cables from the company’s warehouse from 2016 until March last year.

The sources said the 40-year-old technical officer was arrested in Taman Puncak Utama, Kajang.

Also detained were three owners of a construction company, sub-contractor, former TM employee, three former drivers of a construction company, businessman and a company director.

According to the sources, the businessman and the company director were arrested on suspicion of abetting a TM employee and received bribes to obtain the cables belonged to TM for the purpose of selling them.

The arrests were carried out at several locations including Batu Caves, Damansara Damai and Seri Kembangan between 2pm and 6.30pm today.

Meanwhile, MACC’s Investigation Department senior director Datuk Simi Abd Ghani when contacted confirmed the arrests and said all the suspects would be remanded tomorrow. – BERNAMA

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