SMS Scam: 6 individuals remanded

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The officers from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) escort four individuals believed to be involved with SMS scam corruption to the Putrajaya Magistrate Court for remand order. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 13 NOVEMBER 2020.
The officers from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) escort four individuals believed to be involved with SMS scam corruption to the Putrajaya Magistrate Court for remand order. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 13 NOVEMBER 2020.

By Muhammad Azizul Osman

PUTRAJAYA – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has obtained the permission from the Magistrate Court to remand six individuals over the corruption of the short messaging system (SMS) scam.

The five men and a woman were remanded for three days beginning today until 15 November to assist with the investigation.

Yesterday, two individuals including a Chief Technology Officer of a company were arrested by the MACC to assist with the investigation on the corruption.

The 39 and 47 year-old men were arrested at 2.30 pm yesterday after giving their statements to the anti-graft agency. A remand order was put on the two individuals until 16 November.

The officers from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) escort two individuals at the Putrajaya Magistrate Court after a remand order was issued against them to assist with the investigation on the corruption of the short messaging system (SMS) Scam.     PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 13 NOVEMBER 2020.
The officers from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) escort two individuals at the Putrajaya Magistrate Court after a remand order was issued against them to assist with the investigation on the corruption of the short messaging system (SMS) Scam.
PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 13 NOVEMBER 2020.

Last Wednesday, an officer from a telecommunications company was remanded for five days to assist with the investigation on the corruption case.

The 49-year-old man was believed to have received RM300,000 in stages through his personal account from a company as an inducement to get the prepaid clients’ phone numbers list beginning 2017 until now.

Earlier, three company directors including two with Datuk title were remanded for five days for allegedly paying millions of ringgit in bribery to the officers of a telecommunications company.

12 individuals have been remanded over the investigation.

The inducements were paid as a reward for getting clients’ telephone number for the purpose of SMS scam. –MalaysiaGazette

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