MACC arrests managing director, engineer over RM250,000 false claims

by BERNAMA / pic by TMR FILE

JOHOR BAHRU – The Johor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has detained a managing director of a company and an engineer for allegedly submitting false claims worth more than RM250,000 for a temporary bridge construction project in Segamat, six years ago.

According to a source, the men, aged 41 and 52, were picked up at the MACC office here about 7pm yesterday.

It is understood that between 2016 and 2020, the two individuals had conspired in submitting false claims to a government department in the Segamat district, for a temporary bridge construction project worth more than RM4 million, but the works mentioned in the claims had not been implemented.

Meanwhile, Johor MACC director Datuk Azmi Alias, when contacted, confirmed the arrests.

The suspects will be brought to the Johor Bahru Magistrate’s Court for remand application this morning.