MACC remands 2, including Datuk, over RM8mil cleaning contract

Malaysia’s anti-corruption agency has fired a ‘Datuk’ and another person over a clean-up deal with Seberang Perai City Council, worth RM8 million.

The duo, who were detained for three days, are being investigated for allegedly falsifying their bank accounts to secure a five-year contract with the council. The matter is being investigated under Section 18 of the MACC Act 2009 for providing false accounts with intent to mislead the board. The offense carries a jail term of up to 20 years and a fine of at least five times the value of the charge or RM10,000, whichever is greater, if convicted.

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