Vocational college director on remand for alleged corruption

by Edisi Viral


HOME Posted on 15 Feb 2017 09:00:21


The director of a vocational college (centre) is escorted to court by SPR officers. - Bernama

The director of a vocational college (centre) is escorted to court by SPR officers. – Bernama

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KANGAR: A vocational college director in Perlis has been remanded for seven days to assist investigation of a corruption case and abuse of power.

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Kangar Sessions Court senior assistant registrar, Monica Joseph Gaisah today allowed an application for remand order filed by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

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The 55 year-old woman, who wore a purple batik baju kurung, was seen handcuffed when arrived at the court at about 10am.

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The case is being investigated under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009.

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Perlis MACC director Yaacop Angah said the woman was arrested yesterday for alleged fraud relating to the purchase price quoted for training equipment worth about RM500,000.

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“The suspect is believed to have abused her position by forcing a teacher to sign for the purchase of new machines while in fact, the machines supplied by the contractor are second hand.

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“Two other men, a 55-year-old company manager and a 29 year-old marketing executive were also arrested to assist investigation,” he said in a statement.

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The MACC also froze the company’s bank amounting to more than RM300,000, and seized training equipment and machines worth over RM100,000. – Bernama

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