Two remanded over Petronas Carigali graft probe released on RM50,000 bail each

RAHMAT KHAIRULRIJAL

PUTRAJAYA: Two individuals who were remanded in connection with the Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSD) graft scandal were released today.

Magistrate Nik Eshfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab Rahman ordered the duo to be released on RM50,000 bail each after they were remanded for seven days.

The duo who arrived at about 11am covered their faces while being ushered into the courtroom by several Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commissions (MACC) officers.

They were remanded last Friday to facilitate MACC's investigation on PCSD's drilling project in Sandakan two years ago.

It was reported that PCSD project delivery manager and two other individuals were also remanded last week for the same probe.

According to sources, the trio were believed to have collaborated in submitting three falsified claim for a total RM23.7 million between April and June 2015.

The invoices were inflated amounts for a drilling rig project but no work was carried out.

However, PCSB had made full payment to the company. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd