Ex-DG remanded over GE14 funds

By BERNAMA

A former DG of a division in the Prime Minister’s Department (JPM) was remanded for five days yesterday to assist in investigations into misappropriation of government funds for the 14th General Election (GE14).

The remand order was issued by Magistrate Shah Wira Abdul Halim against the 61-year-old woman, who has a “Datuk” title.

The woman is being investigated under Section 23 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009.

She was brought to the magistrate’s court in handcuffs and orange coloured lockup attire at 9.08am. The woman was arrested after she had her statement recorded at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya at 4.15pm on Tuesday.

Initial investigations found that the woman was believed to have been involved with seven other senior officials for abusing the funds for personal purposes.

On Tuesday, a deputy DG, also with a “Datuk” title, as well as six administrative and diplomatic officers at the JPM were remanded for five days to facilitate investigations into the same case.

The men, aged between 34 and 49, are remanded until Sept 1. The actual amount of the funds that were misappropriated have yet to be ascertained. — Bernama