KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 9): Ancom Bhd executive chairman and former Tourism Malaysia chairman Datuk Dr Siew Ka Wei was remanded for four days over a RM100 million tourism contract awarded before Malaysia's 14th general election, The Malaysian Insight reported today.
The Malaysian Insight reported that Siew was remanded with the chief of a private firm Elizabeth Ken Tze Ying.
"Magistrate Irza Zulaika Rohanuddin ordered their remand until Jan 12," The Malaysian Insight reported.
Siew is also Ancom Logistics Bhd executive vice chairman and Nylex (M) Bhd group managing director, according to Ancom Bhd's website. Ancom Logistics and Nylex are subsidiaries of Ancom Bhd.
Meanwhile, Bernama reported, without revealing names, that a former chairman of a government agency with the title "Datuk" is in remand for four days beginning today for alleged power abuse involving a government contract worth more than RM99 million.
It was reported that a woman, who is a chief executive officer of a private company, is also in remand for the same case.
"The remand order against the two individuals was issued by Magistrate Irza Zulaika Rohanuddin.
"According to an MACC source, the former chairman was believed to have abused his position by recommending a company through direct appointment to carry out a digital promotion campaign project totalling more than RM99 million using the agency's fund," said Bernama.