Longer remand for DBKL deputy director, 2 others in bribery case

The DBKL deputy director is alleged to have received RM200,000 from contractors in return for securing jobs to upgrade infrastructure.

PUTRAJAYA: The five-day remand period of a senior deputy director at Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and two others held in connection with a bribery case, which ended today, has been extended by another four days.

A former aide of a minister in the previous government and another man who had been remanded in connection with the same case were released today by the Magistrate’s Court here.

The two men were released on a bail of RM4,000 in one surety each and ordered to surrender their passports to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

Magistrate Shah Wira Abdul Halim allowed the extension of the remand order and release of the two men following the applications by MACC.

The five men aged, between 41 and 57, were detained by MACC at a restaurant in Kuala Lumpur between midnight and 12.30am on May 9.

Based on MACC’s initial investigation, the deputy director was alleged to have received RM200,000 from contractors in return for securing jobs to upgrade some infrastructure under his supervision.

A news report also stated that MACC had also found RM1 million in the man’s house at Ukay Perdana, Ampang.