KUALA LUMPUR: The political secretary of Subang MP R Sivarasa along with two others have been remanded for four days by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to assist in investigations into corruption claims involving RM20,000.
The remand order was given by magistrate Maizatul Munirah Abd Rahman at IPD Dang Wangi here around 12pm today.
Also present at the police headquarters were Sivarasa and his lawyer Eric Paulsen, who told reporters outside that those remanded will be investigated under Section 16(a) of the MACC Act.
The three individuals in question are Joshua Kalaiselvan, Nico Kam, and Naveen Kularasa, who is Sivarasa’s nephew.
They are accused of requesting bribes in an immigration matter involving foreign workers.
Sivarasa said the corruption claims were false and did not make any sense.
“Their accusations are not logical. My staff are not immigration workers. How would they have any authority to make such decisions?” he said.
Joshua and Kam were arrested by MACC in Kuala Lumpur yesterday afternoon.
Naveen, who is Sivarasa’s political secretary, was arrested later that evening after MACC officers visited his Kota Damansara service centre.