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Manager Remanded Over Alleged RM5.4mil Graft

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KEMAMAN – A business development manager of a Terengganu government subsidiary company has been remanded for three days to aid investigations into a graft case involving RM5.4mil.

The 59-year-old, clad in a brown shirt, covered his face as he was led into the Sessions Court here at about 8.40am Thursday.

His 52-year-old wife followed a while later, also covering her face with a brown headscarf.

They later left the courthouse in separate vehicles escorted by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers.

Also arrested during the operations were his two children, aged 34 and 31, the couple’s 34-year-old daughter-in-law and two other proxies, both aged 40.

The 59-year-old man is believed to have abused his power to award projects to several companies which he and his family had interests in between 2010 to 2017.

“The subsidiary is wholly-owned by the Terengganu government and provides training and expertise in certain fields.

“Initial investigations revealed that the manager abused his position to award the contracts and projects to companies owned by his relatives and proxies,” said a source.

The manager’s wife is the director of one of the companies while their two children are shareholders.

His 34-year-old daughter-in-law is the owner of another company that was awarded some projects.

The source added that two other proxies were also company owners who were awarded projects.

“These companies also failed to carry out several projects and courses but had made claims for payment,” the source said.

MACC investigations director Datuk Simi Abd Ghani said the investigating team was now in the process of obtaining evidence.

He added that the team also went to several locations in Terengganu, including the manager’s house, to seize documents. – The Star Online


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