JKKK chairman remanded over alleged misuse of rural project fund

The MACC arrested the three men from the same family yesterday evening.

KUCHING: A village security and development committee (JKKK) chairman has been remanded for two days, starting today, to facilitate investigations into the misappropriation of the minor rural project (MRP) fund, amounting to RM50,000.

The remand order against the 57-year-old man, which expires on Oct 9, was issued by magistrate Zaiton Anuar under Section 23 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption (MACC) Act 2009.

Meanwhile, two other men, aged 57 and 27, who are the chairman’s family members, were also remanded to assist with the investigation.

According to sources, three of them were nabbed by MACC yesterday evening, for allegedly misusing the MRP fund that was credited to the JKKK account.

They were said to have used the money for the advance payment of a five-tonne lorry for personal use.

The MRP fund was allocated by the state government to grassroots leaders to implement projects or activities that benefit the local community.