PUTRAJAYA – The “Tan Sri” who allegedly offered a RM2mil bribe to the Sultan of Johor has been released after being remanded for eight days to help anti-graft authorities investigate the Ruler’s claim.
Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab Rahman allowed the 54-year-old businessman to be released on a RM50,000 cash bail and another RM150,000 with one surety.
The man arrived at the magistrate’s court here at 9.20am Friday, escorted by MACC officers. Also at the court was the man’s lawyer Datuk K. Kumaraendran.
The Tan Sri was arrested after he turned himself in at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here last week.
Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar recently wrote on Facebook that he was offered RM2mil to suggest the man’s name to the Chief Secretary to the Government for a “Tan Sri” title.
It is understood that the MACC will investigate accusations that the individual was a “broker” for royal titles and also probe the source of his income. – The Star Online