False claims: 12 youth and sports officers remanded

JOHOR BAHRU: The Magistrate’s Court here today allowed an application by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to remand 12 youth and sports officers in Johor in its probe into alleged false claims amounting to more than RM90,000 three years ago.

Magistrate Siti Hajar Ali ordered the officers concerned, including three women, who are in their 30s and 50s, to be remanded for three days beginning today.

Yesterday, 15 officers from the district offices of the state Youth and Sports Department were arrested after giving their statements on the alleged false claims.

However, three of them, comprising a man and two women, were released on MACC bail yesterday.

According to a MACC source, the officers were detained for allegedly conspiring with contractors involved in organising sport programmes in making the false claims.

It is alleged that these programmes did not take place.