Tan Sri, 5 others, including son, remanded over false DID claims


PUTRAJAYA: A Tan Sri was among six people remanded for six days to facilitate investigations into RM13 million in fraudulent claims made to the Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID).

The five other individuals are believed to be the Tan Sri’s son and DID officers who abetted him in his alleged scheme.

The six, who arrived at about 9.30am, were calm and not camera shy when they were ushered into the magistrate's court here by several Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers.

Magistrate Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab Rahman granted the remand, effective from today until April 11.

The Tan Sri, who is also a former MIC Vice President, is alleged to have made several fraudulent claims to the DID on the supply of geo-tubes for river restoration works.

The 63-year-old suspect was arrested at his home in Johor at around 10.30am yesterday.