Tan Sri DID graft scandal: Former quantity surveyor remanded

Tan Sri DID graft scandal: Former quantity surveyor remanded


KHAIRAH N. KARIM


PUTRAJAYA: A former quantity surveyor arrested yesterday to assist a probe into false Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) claims involving a Tan Sri was remanded for six days today.

Magistrate Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab Rahman issued the remand order, effective today and which expires next Wednesday.

The 48-year-old man is believed to be a former employee of the Tan Sri who was arrested two days ago for allegedly submitting false claims to the DID.

He was nabbed at his house in Johor Baru at around 4pm on Wednesday.

Yesterday, six people, including the Tan Sri, were remanded for six days to facilitate an investigation into false claims made to the DID, amounting to RM13 million.

The five others, comprising the Tan Sri's son and DID officers, are believed to have abetted him in his alleged scheme.

The Tan Sri, who was a contractor appointed by the DID to supply geotubes for river restoration works in Malacca, is 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.