3 remanded for graft over RM30 million SSM project

PUTRAJAYA: Three individuals including a senior officer of a commission have been remanded for five days from today to facilitate investigations into alleged corruption concerning a RM30 million project involving the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM).

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) obtained the remand order from magistrate Ahmad Asyraf Mohammad Kamal against the senior officer and the two others, who were directors of IT companies in Kuala Lumpur.

The men, aged 44 to 56, were detained in their offices and homes in Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

According to MACC sources, the senior officer was alleged to have abetted the two IT companies in obtaining approval to offer certified software services without following the regulations as stipulated by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission.

The investigations are being carried out under Section 17 (a) of the MACC 2009 Act.