Company CEO, Adviser remanded in connection with graft probe

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PUTRAJAYA (April 26): The Magistrate’s Court here today ordered two senior executives of a company to be remanded for four days for allegedly giving bribes amounting to hundreds of thousands of ringgit to the enforcement division of a Ministry in 2017.

The remand order against the two suspects, a woman and a man, with the honorific titles 'Datuk Seri' and 'Datuk', respectively, was issued by Magistrate Shah Wira Abdul Halim following an application by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to facilitate its investigation under Section 17(b) of the MACC Act 2009.

The woman suspect, aged 49, is the chief executive officer of the company and she was arrested at about 5.30 pm yesterday when she arrived at the MACC office here to give her statement, while the male suspect, aged 55, who is the company adviser, was arrested at Dutamas Raya, Kuala Lumpur, at about 11.30 am yesterday.

Preliminary investigations found that the two individuals had allegedly abetted in paying bribes to the Ministry's enforcement division so that action would not be taken against their company for alleged illegal deposit taking.