Former quantity surveyor arrested in connection with false DID claims case

ALIZA SHAH

KUALA LUMPUR: A former quantity surveyor was arrested by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to assist in the investigation of fraudulent claims.

The suspect was believed to be a former employee to the Tan Sri who was arrested on Wednesday for submitting false claims to the Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID).

“The suspect previously worked at the company owned by the Tan Sri, however he left in 2014.

“He was arrested because there is a possibility that the illegal activities have been done in 2012,” sources said.

MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Azam Baki when contacted confirmed the arrest.

The 48-year old suspect was nabbed at his house in Johor Bahru around 4pm yesterday.

The graft busters on Wednesday arrested a Tan Sri, his son and four DID officers.

The Tan Sri who is a contractor appointed by DID to supply geotubes for river restoration in Malacca was believed to have made claims amounting to RM13 million for the supply of 358 geotubes when his company was actually supplying only 89 units worth RM4 million.

The businessman together with four DID officers, its former Special Projects Department director, local engineer, field engineer and assistant engineer, were arrested in a series of operations conducted simultaneously in Johor, Seremban and here.