MACC Nabs Plantation Manager Over Alleged Misappropriation Of Workers’ Fund

SANDAKAN: A plantation manager in Sandakan was detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today on suspicion of misappropriating RM20,000 from the plantation workers’ fund in 2018.

Sabah MACC director S. Karunanithy said the 39-year-old man was detained at about 9 am at the Sandakan MACC office here.

“The money was believed to have been withdrawn by the suspect through six cheques.

“The suspect has been released on MACC bail of RM5,000 with one surety and will charged in court tomorrrow,” he said in a WhatsApp message tonight.

Karunanithy said the case was being investigated under Section 405 of the Penal Code which carries which carries a maximum jail term of five years, whipping and fine, upon conviction.