Nine remanded over MOF ePerolehan investigation

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bumiputera status Five staff from the Ministry of Finance (MoF) and four civilians are escorted by the officers from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to be remanded on the registration of ePerolehan account case. PIX: SYAFIQ AMBAK / MalaysiaGazette / 17 JULY 2020.
Five staff from the Ministry of Finance (MoF) and four civilians are escorted by the officers from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to be remanded on the registration of ePerolehan account case.PIX: SYAFIQ AMBAK / MalaysiaGazette / 17 JULY 2020.

By Nizam Zain

PUTRAJAYA – Nine individuals have been remanded for six days to assist the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) into an investigation on the corruption and power abuse case involving the registration of new ePerolehan accounts in a ministry.

The remand order was issued by Magistrate Shah Wira Abdul Halim until 22 July 2020 to assist in the investigation according to Section 16(a) (B) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009.

The nine individuals aged between 30 and 47 arrived at the Magistrate Court at 9.00am, clad in MACC orange attire with their hands cuffed.

They are suspected for being involved in the dealings of Bumiputera status applications from companies around the Klang Valley.

They consisted of three five civil servants and four civilians.

The MACC arrested them yesterday around Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur in an operation. According to the commission, the syndicate has been active from 2017 until 2019 by charging between RM500 and RM3,500 for each application.

The bumiputera status will be approved within 24 hours without following the fixed procedures.

From the nine individuals arrested, five individuals are employees at the Company Registration Unit from the ministry. – MalaysiaGazette

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