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GLC director, two others remanded for seven days over multi-million ringgit graft, power abuse

PUTRAJAYA: A 50-year-old director of a government-linked company (GLC) and two others were hauled up to the magistrate’s court here and remanded to assist the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)’s probe into alleged graft and abuse of power.

Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Ab. Rahman granted a seven-day remand order for the trio effective today.

The other two suspects were a 61-year-old managing director and his 35-year-old brother who is a former manager of the same company.

The case is being investigated under Section 17(a) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission 2009 over suspicion of receiving bribes and abuse of power.

The director with a ‘Datuk’ title was arrested by the anti-graft body at his house in Shah Alam at about 12.30pm yesterday.

It was reported that MACC also seized RM39.3 million from several banks accounts from the suspect and his families’ bank accounts.

The money was believed to be from gratification received by the suspect during his five-year tenure as a chief executive officer of another GLC in 2010.

The suspect was believed to have awarded projects worth nearly RM50 million to companies and return.-nst

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