Fourth suspect in remand for corruption involving RM24m

PUTRAJAYA – A former chief executive officer (CEO) of a  bank with the title “Datuk” was remanded for three days from today for investigation on  case involving gratification amounting to more than RM24 million for approving a loan of more than RM294 million applied by a local company 10 years ago.

The remand order against the 50-year-old man was issued by Magistrate R. Prabakaran following an application by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

According to sources, the man iwas arrested at his home in Ipoh, Perak at about 4pm yesterday.

He is the fourth individual arrested by MACC for investigation of the case.

The other three included a female CEO, who was arrested a few days earlier and whose remand order was extended for three days from today.

Also arrested were two men, aged 53 and 58, who had been released on bail of RM15,000 each.

Meanwhile, according to the source, the investigation team had managed to recover almost all of the money amounting to RM24 million through seizures of money and assets.

The MACC had also frozen 22 bank accounts belonging to individuals and companies, involving  RM6.3 million, believed to be related to the case.

“The investigation team is also said to have succeeded in locating the money belonging to the main suspect in this case, amounting to RM16.3 million which was kept in a neighbouring country.

Meanwhile, MACC director (Anti-Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture) Mohamad Zamri Zainul Abidin when contacted confirmed the arrest and the case was investigated under Section 16(a)(A) of the MACC Act 2009. – Bernama / pic Muhd Amin Naharul