MACC nabs two for using false info to get RM2mil credit facility

An MACC source said both suspects were believed to have received bribes amounting to about RM29 million between 2019 and 2021 as gratification to assist a company to obtain work to provide shipping services. ― Picture by Azneal Ishak

PUTRAJAYA: Graft investigators have remanded two men believed to have submitted documents containing false details to get financial credit of RM2mil.

It is learnt that one is a company director who is also a university lecturer, while the other is a manager.

Sources said the suspects, in their 40s, were arrested at 2.30pm on Wednesday (Jan 10) when they were summoned to give their statements at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office in Kelantan.

“The suspects are from the same company and believed to have submitted documents with false information to a subsidiary (of) Kelantan Mentri Besar Inc… to obtain a credit facility of RM2mil to buy cattle,” said a source.

Magistrate Mohamad Hafizul Awang allowed an application by the MACC for the two to be remanded until Monday (Jan 15).

MACC senior director of investigation Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hashim confirmed the arrests, saying that the two are being investigated under Section 18 of the MACC Act 2009.

Source: The Star


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