Datuk Seri remanded in probe into military equipment supplies

The owner of a company which supplies equipment for armoured military vehicles at the Magistrate’s Court in Putrajaya today. (Bernama pic)

PUTRAJAYA: Another suspect with a “Datuk Seri” title has been remanded for four days from today in a probe into suspected corruption involving a project worth RM17 million to supply equipment for armoured military vehicles.

The remand order on the 30-year-old man was issued by magistrate Shah Wira Abdul Halim upon application from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

The suspect, who is the owner of the company which supplies equipment for armoured military vehicles, was arrested at 11pm yesterday after he went to the MACC headquarters here to give his statement.

His arrest brings the total number of individuals remanded so far to three.

The CEO and the chief financial officer (CFO) of a private company have also been remanded.

It was reported that the CFO and the CEO, who has a “Datuk” title, are suspected of receiving bribes amounting to hundreds of thousands from several companies for the supply of equipment for the AV8 and Adnan armoured carrier vehicles between 2015 and 2017.

According to sources, MACC also seized several luxury handbags and foreign currencies at the CFO’s house.

The 45-year-old CEO and 53-year-old CFO were arrested on May 12.

The CFO, who was remanded for four days, was released on May 16 while the CEO was released today.