Ex-armed forces officer remanded for false claims over road projects

The road projects were implemented under the defence ministry’s Jiwa Murni programme and were worth RM800 million.

PUTRAJAYA: A former senior officer of the armed forces, with a Datuk title, has been remanded for three days from today to facilitate investigations into alleged false claims involving the implementation of road upgrading projects in Sarawak.

Also remanded was a director of a supplier company.

According to Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) sources, the claims involved the construction and upgrading of 10 state roads linking several areas in Sarawak.

These were implemented under the defence ministry’s Jiwa Murni programme and were worth RM800 million.

The projects were awarded to the company from 2010 to 2016 and the areas involved were Miri, Kapit, Ba’kelalan, Limbang and Belaga.

The remand order was issued by Putrajaya Magistrate’s Court assistant registrar Siti Roslizawati Mohd Zanin.

The two men, aged 62 and 56, were arrested after presenting themselves to give their statements at the MACC headquarters here yesterday.

Prior to this, two company directors, also with Datuk titles, were arrested in connection with the same case.