GE14 fund misappropriation probe: Deputy DG, 6 others released on bail


PUTRAJAYA: A deputy director-general of a division in the Prime Minister’s Department remanded by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to facilitate a probe into alleged misappropriation of funds for the 14th general election (GE14) was released on bail today.

Also released were six administrative and diplomatic officers, who were detained along with the suspect bearing the title of “Datuk”, in connection with the misappropriation of government funds worth millions of ringgit.

They were remanded for five days from Aug 28.

Magistrate Azizah Ahmad allowed the 49-year-old man and the six others to be released on MACC bail and one surety.

The suspects were arrested on Aug 28 at the B Complex of the Prime Minister’s Department; and the MACC headquarters here after they gave their statements.

They were arrested to assist investigations under Section 23 of the MACC Act 2009 for abuse of power. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd