Six, including 4 with ‘Datuk’ title in remand for corruption

Six individuals, including four with the “Datuk” title, were yesterday ordered to be in remand for five days for an investigation on corruption and power abuse, involving a cooperative of a government-linked company.

Three of the four with the “Datuk” title are the chairman, secretary and treasurer of the cooperative, while the other is a supply company owner.

The other two are a board member of the cooperative and his wife, who is a civil servant.

The remand order was issued by Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab Rahman following an application by the Malaysian Anti- Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate them under Section 16(a) (B) and 17(a) of the MACC Act.

The six individuals arrived at the court compound at about 9.45am yesterday in handcuffs. Family members, who were waiting at the court, were seen crying upon seeing them.

The six individuals were detained by MACC on Tuesday for allegedly having registered the loan borrowers of the cooperative to a multi-level marketing company.

They were believed to have duped not less than 450 members of the cooperative, resulting in hundreds of thousands of ringgit in commission going to the board of directors. They have been alleged to have abused their power by colluding with the individual from the supply company to allow the cooperative to pre-purchase goods and resell them to the same supplier. — Bernama