Wednesday, October 5

False invoice claim: remand order on two individuals extended

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PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has obtained an order to extend the remand for another four days beginning tomorrow against a 53-year-old woman director of a contractor company for investigation into a false invoice claim amounting to US$5.56 million (about RM23.65 million) for a project in Bintulu, Sarawak.

A similar order was also issued by Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab. Rahman on a 28-year-old former technical assistant of an oil exploration company.

The woman and the male former technical assistant had been in remand since Sept 6 and the existing order expired today.

However, two other individuals , both men, who were remanded over the same case were released on MACC’s bail.

One of them, a 45-year-old project head, was released with bail of RM50,000 in one surety, while the other, aged 65, who is the father-in-law of a former executive officer of an oil exploration company, was released with bail of RM20,000 in one surety.

According to media reports, a false claim was filed by way of three invoices by the contractor company between April and June 2015 for work that was to have been carried out by the company for a project in Bintulu, Sarawak.

A total of six people had been detained to facilitate investigation, with the husband of the woman director and a former male executive of an oil exploration company stillin remand.