MACC: Kedah Company Owner Detained for Submitting Falsified Bank Statements | Malaysia

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission logo is seen in Putrajaya on June 21, 2017. — Photo by Yusof Mat Isa

ALOR SETAR, January 16 – A business owner has been remanded in custody for four days from today to aid the investigation into the company’s submission of falsified bank statements in 2018 and 2019.

According to a source from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), the 46-year-old’s dismissal order was issued by Magistrate Nur Nabilah A. Zainudin.

The man was arrested at the MACC office in Kuala Lumpur at around 3.30pm yesterday for allegedly submitting company bank account statements with falsified details to a waste management company in 2018 and 2019.

A total of 18 people have been remanded in custody in connection with the case.

Meanwhile, Kedah MACC Director Datuk Shaharom Nizam Abd Manap when contacted confirmed the arrest and said the matter was being investigated under Article 18 of the MACC law of 2009.

On January 12, media reported that 25 companies had been identified as being involved in submitting bank statements containing false information to a waste management company here in 2018 and 2019.

All companies are said to have committed the offense to enable them to get contacts for solid waste collection and management of public cleaning in the northern region worth more than RM60 million from the management company garbage. — Bernama