Saturday, February 29

2 more remanded over false claims involving S’wak BTN


MACC officers escort the couple to a magistrate’s court. — Bernama photo

KUCHING: A magistrate’s court here yesterday ordered a six-day remand for a married couple to facilitate the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) probe into false claims for the services and supplies to the Sarawak National Civics Bureau (BTN).

The order was made by Magistrate Muhammad Syukri Mokhtar for the investigations to be carried out on the duo, aged 47 and 53, who were the sixth and seventh suspects in the case.

The husband and wife were detained between 3pm and 4.20pm Tuesday  at the Sarawak MACC office here.

Last week, three men and two women, including two former senior assistant directors of Sarawak BTN, were remanded for five days to facilitate investigations under Section 18 of the MACC Act 2009.

According to media reports, they were believed to have abetted 43 companies in Sarawak in submitting documents containing false information in their claim applications.

Initial investigation found 70 per cent of the services or supplies stated by the companies were non-existent or not implemented during the stated period. — Bernama