2 more detained in RM27 million false claims probe

THE Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has detained two more individuals to facilitate investigations into false claims amounting to RM27 million for a training programme related to digital technology.

A source said a former senior manager of a government agency and the owner of a digital service company in their 50s, were arrested at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya at 7.30pm yesterday when they came to give their statement.

Putrajaya magistrate Irza Zulaikha Rohanuddin ordered the duo to be remanded for two days until tomorrow, said the source.

MACC Special Operations Division senior director Tan Kang Sai confirmed the arrests and said the case was being investigated under section 18 of the MACC Act 2009.

Yesterday, five individuals were remanded for three days until tomorrow over their alleged involvement in the submission of false claims for a training programme related to digital technology provided to a government agency, although the training was not conducted. 

The case is believed to involve two companies that have been paid claims of RM19.6 million and RM7.6 million for the training programme from 2016 to 2020. – Bernama, September 22, 2022.

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