Two in Penang remanded over foreign workers permit graft scandal

MOHAMED BASYIR


GEORGE TOWN: The two men arrested in connection with a temporary foreign workers permits (PLKS) graft scandal have been remanded for five days to assist investigations.


The two, aged 38 and 46, were brought to the court here about 10.30am.


Both the men, a cleaner and also an agent, were said to have taken bribes for PLKS applications without following the proper procedures set by their company MyEG Services Berhad.


The men were arrested at their office in Taman Chai Leng, Perai about 4pm yesterday.


The remand order was issued by Lower Courts (Crime) assistant registrar Muna Maria Azmi under Section 16 (b) (A) of the MACC Act 2009.


The duo was represented by lawyer Cheah Eng Soon.


Their remand order expires on May 2.


The duo are among nine arrested yesterday in Selangor, Johor and Perak by anti-graft officers in a sting operation.