Kelantan MACC arrests govt agency director over alleged fraud

The investigation also involved false claims for public programmes in 11 parliamentary constituencies in Kelantan.

KOTA BHARU: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) arrested the director of a federal government agency over alleged fraud here yesterday.

The arrest took place at 4.30pm at the MACC’s Kota Bharu office.

It is understood that the arrest of the 45-year-old director was made based on complaints of false claims for the department’s programmes and courses.

It is suspected false details were furnished for the supply of drinks and course equipment as well as programmes, which were not delivered in full.

In addition, the department’s vehicle maintenance claims were also suspected to contain false details as it is believed that no maintenance was carried out.

The investigation also involved false claims for public programmes in 11 parliamentary constituencies in the state, and the appointment of relatives as procurement or service providers with the department.

MACC director for Kelantan Ramli Ismail confirmed the arrest, saying the suspect had been remanded for four days beginning today for investigations.