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Seventh person remanded over RM13mil false DID claims

PUTRAJAYA: The seventh person detained over alleged fraudulent claims of nearly RM13mil to the Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) has been remanded.

Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab Rahman allowed the 48-year-old man to be remanded for six days until April 12.

He was arrested at his home in Johor Baru at 4pm Thursday.

The suspect was a quantity surveyor in a company owned by a Tan Sri who was detained on Wednesday.

The Tan Sri and his son, who is also alleged to be involved in the case, have been remanded for six days to help with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigation.

Also remanded were four DID officers. They were the former director of the special projects division, two engineers and an assistant engineer.

The four are suspected of abetting the Tan Sri in the alleged fraud.

It is alleged that the Tan Sri submitted claims related to the supply of some 350 geotubes to carry out river restoration works at Sungai Melaka for the department.

The actual number of units supplied is said to be just 89 units, costing only RM4mil.-thestar

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