Tan Sri who allegedly bribed Johor Sultan remanded


PUTRAJAYA: The magistrate’s court here today issued a five-day remand order for a Klang-based businessman to assist in a graft probe.

The 54-year-old suspect with a ‘Tan Sri’ title had allegedly offered a RM2 million bribe to the Sultan of Johor.

The remand order was issued by magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Abd Rahman.

The suspect arrived here at 9.30am and was escorted by three Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers.

He was represented by three lawyers, namely Datuk K. Kumarendran, Datuk Joshua Kevin and JR Tey.

Clad in orange lock-up attire, the Tan Sri was seen covering his face and trying to avoid the press.

The suspect is remanded until April 4 under Section 16 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Act.

Yesterday, the man was given until midnight to surrender himself, failing which, his identity would be revealed to the public.

Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar had divulged to the MACC last week that he was offered RM2 million to suggest candidates for ‘Tan Sri’ titles to be submitted to the Chief Secretary to the Government.