GLC CEO, sales manager remanded over suspected graft and abusive of power

 |Jan 20, 2017
The two MACC suspects were brought to the Putrajaya Magistrate's Court in handcuffs and orange coloured lockup attire, at 8.55am.
The two MACC suspects in handcuffs and orange coloured lockup attire were brought to the Putrajaya Magistrate’s Court at 8.55am.

An acting CEO of a government-linked company (GLC) with a title of “Datuk” and the company’s international sales manager have been remanded for six days from today to assist Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in investigations into a corruption and power abuse

The order, issued by Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab Rahman against the duo, aged 58 and 36 respectively, expires on Jan 25

Both suspects were reported to have been detained at their respective residence in Petaling Jaya and Jalan Klang Lama about 12pm yesterday under a sting operation dubbed Ops Guinea by a team of MACC officers to facilitate investigations under Section 16(a)(A) of the MACC Act 2009.

A source from MACC said as of today, the agency has seized about RM100,000 in foreign currencies, comprising euro, US dollar, Singapore dollar and African notes at the Datuk’s house.

Several documents have also been seized from the GLC’s office for investigation.

The source also said a number of individuals would be called soon to assist in the investigation.

The GLC is said to have signed a 15-year agreement with the government of the African country to implement the E-passport application facility and has appointed a private company in Africa as a local partner to facilitate the processes involved.

The source also said MACC had frozen a number of bank accounts belonging to the Datuk, his wife and children, which contained about RM1 million.