Four more detained for submitting fake company bank statements

SO SETAR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested four more people for helping to investigate a case of submitting falsified bank statements to a waste collection company between 2018 and 2019.

A MACC source informed tonight that they are three men and one woman, aged between 37 and 51, who are being held separately at the MACC Kedah office here.

“A 44-year-old manager was arrested at 8 p.m. yesterday at the Kedah MACC office, while a 38-year-old woman who works as a business owner was arrested at 10:15 a.m. today, also at the Kedah MACC office. .

“The (remaining) males aged 37 and 51 who are also the owners of the business were arrested (separately) at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. today at the Kedah MACC office,” the source said.

According to the source, the 44-year-old official has been remanded in custody for five days from today while the woman will have her statement recorded before being released on MACC bail.

He also said a dismissal request for the two men who own the business will be filed tomorrow.

All detainees were arrested for allegedly submitting bank account statements with falsified details to a waste management company in order to qualify their company for the tender for the privatization of solid waste collection and management of public cleaning in the North region.

The source said MACC will track down other people believed to be involved in the case and try to obtain important documents related to the case.

Yesterday, Bernama reported that 21 people between the ages of 31 and 77, including three women, were detained by MACC separately around Bangi, Selangor and the MACC office in Kedah to help investigate the case.

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

Shawanda H. Saldana