Senior Government Officer Remanded Further Over Labuan Graft Probes

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LABUAN – The senior officer of a Labuan federal government agency, who was released Monday from custody, has been remanded again to assist in the investigation over RM48 million building and infrastructure projects.

Magistrate Hazah Tamin allowed the 59-year-old man, who is said to head the Labuan branch of the government department, to be further remanded for seven days beginning Tuesday.

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“The application for the new remand order by the MACC (Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission) is regarding the building and infrastructure projects in Labuan,” an MACC source told Bernama Tuesday.

The case is being investigated under Section 17(a) of the MACC Act 2009.

The MACC source said statements from 17 witnesses had been recorded so far.

The officer was arrested on Nov 21 along with two contractors in their 40s who were released on Friday on MACC bail.

The officer and the contractors were remanded for seven days from last Tuesday to assist in the investigation over a RM12-million food court.

“The investigation on the food court project has been completed,” said the source.