Hostel supervisor remanded over false claims for food supply contracts

by BERNAMA

JOHOR BAHRU – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) last night arrested a hostel supervisor in Kota Tinggi, to assist investigations into the submission of false claims involving contracts for food supply, worth almost RM20 million.

According to a source, the 40-year-old local woman was detained at the Johor MACC office at 10pm.

Following investigations it was found that the individual involved had allegedly been in cahoots with several contractors by submitting fraudulent claims for food to be supplied for students in 2015, 2018 and 2020, totalling RM20 million, said the source.

Meanwhile, Johor MACC director Datuk Azmi Alias in confirming the matter said the suspect has been remanded for six days from today.

He said the case is being investigated under Section 18 of the MACC Act 2009 punishable under Section 24 (2) of the same Act, which carries a maximum jail term of 20 years and a fine of five times the value of the offence committed, or RM10,000, whichever is higher.