Misdec case: MACC records statements from 5 individuals

macc-arrest-jailKUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has recorded statements from five individuals linked to a father and son, both of whom are senior officers at the Melaka Industrial Skills Development Centre (Misdec), suspected of transferring RM4 million of the centre’s money into their own company account.

According to an MACC source, among the individuals called to have their statements recorded were members of the Misdec board of directors and state economic planning unit.

“More individuals are expected to be called to facilitate the investigations,” he told Bernama here today.

The source said initial investigations also found that the Registrar of Societies had deregistered Misdec after the centre failed to submit the minutes of its annual general meetings for eight years.

“MACC is now in the process of scrutinising all information and documents in connection with the investigation,” he said.

Meanwhile, the two suspects, a 76-year-old man and his 43-year-old son who were detained yesterday, have been remanded for seven days from today to facilitate further investigations into the case under Section 23 of the MACC Act 2009.

MACC deputy chief commissioner (Operations) Azam Baki, when contacted, confirmed the matter but refused to make further comment.

Father-son duo nabbed over RM4 million embezzlement claim