4 April 2017
Remand on Tan Sri in RM2mil bribe attempt extended further
PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has been given more time to investigate the Tan Sri who tried to bribe the Sultan of Johor.
Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Ab Rahman accepted the MACC’s request to extend the remand on the 54-year-old Tan Sri, which ends Tuesday, for another three days.
The Klang businessman arrived at the court here at 9.30am escorted by MACC officers. He was wearing an orange MACC lock-up T-shirt and had his face covered.
1 April 2017
SPRM buru 13 VIP bantu siasatan kes sogok Sultan Johor
PETALING JAYA: Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) memburu 13 orang kenamaan bagi membantu siasatan kes cubaan menyogok Sultan Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar berhubung penganugerahan darjah kebesaran.
Kesemua mereka yang sudah dikenal pasti itu melibatkan golongan kenamaan, berkedudukan dan kaya, lapor Utusan Online memetik SPRM.
SPRM percaya Tan Sri, pengasas dan penasihat sebuah syarikat perkapalan di Johor Bahru, yang ditahan reman semalam berperanan sebagai ejen atau orang tengah kepada individu terbabit bagi mendapatkan gelaran Tan Sri dengan menawarkan RM2 juta kepada Sultan Ibrahim.
“Berikutan itu, mereka yang berkaitan diminta tampil untuk memberi keterangan kepada pihak SPRM bagi membantu siasatan,” kata laporan itu.
Pagi semalam, seorang ahli perniagaan bergelar Tan Sri ditahan reman selama 5 hari bagi membantu siasatan berkenaan.
31 March 2017
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Has any other sultan been offered bribes, Amanah ask
Amanah deputy president Salahuddin Ayub is puzzled at the number of ‘Datuk’ found to be involved in recent crime cases and whether there is a link to bribery.
PETALING JAYA: Amanah deputy president Salahuddin Ayub wants the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to reveal whether there has been any other case of individuals bribing rulers for honorific titles.
This query comes in the wake of reports linking a man to an attempt to bribe Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar of Johor with RM2 million for a title.
According to national news agency Bernama, the man has since surrendered to the MACC.
Speaking to FMT today, Salahuddin said although congratulations were in order for the MACC, the numerous arrests of those bearing “Datuk” titles begged the question of whether these individuals had bribed individuals for their titles.
“All over the news nowadays, we read that there have been Datuks who have been arrested for being involved in some serious crimes.
“Forgive me for asking this, but would the MACC chief commissioner please reveal whether there have been any similar complaints of any individuals or parties who have attempted to bribe other rulers to get titles?”
Five-day remand for ‘Tan Sri’ in Johor award bribe case
A businessman who allegedly offered the Sultan of Johor a RM2 million bribe to obtain a “Tan Sri” title for another party was remanded for five days today, reports Star Online.
He will be held from today until April 4 to assist in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigation into the matter.
The 54-year-old “Tan Sri” who was remanded under Section 16 of the MACC Act, reportedly arrived at the Putrajaya Magistrate’s Court at 9.30am, clad in lock-up garb and escorted by MACC officers.
He was later brought before magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab Rahman who issued the remand order.
According to the daily’s report, the businessman from Klang was represented by lawyers K Kumaraendran, JR Tey and Joshua Kevin.
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30 March 2017
Man implicated in bid to bribe Sultan surrenders to MACC
Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission said a businessman who reportedly offered the Sultan of Johor a RM2 million bribe for a “Tan Sri” title has surrendered himself to the authorities,
The Star reported MACC deputy chief commissioner Azam Baki as saying the 54-year-man surrendered to the agency today afternoon.
“Investigations are still ongoing. Whether or not he will be remanded or released, we will decide on Friday morning,” Azam added.
Earlier, MACC issued an ultimatum to the businessman, saying if he did not surrender by midnight, then the commission would have his name and photograph published in the media.
On Monday, MACC chief commissioner Dzulkfly Ahmad had an audience with the Johor ruler in Kuala Lumpur on the bribe offer claim.
Following this, the commission said it had identified the individual who offered RM2 million for help from the Johor palace to get a ‘Tan Sri’ title.
25 March 2017
Johor sultan summons MACC over title buying
Johor Sultan Ibrahim Ismail Sultan Iskandar said he is prepared to disclose information to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over alleged attempts to purchase titles from him.
“I want the MACC to seek an audience with me so that this matter can be investigated,” he said in a statement released on his official Facebook page today.
The monarch in his statement today reiterated that Johor titles were not for sale.
“In Johor… we have dignity. Money cannot buy titles,” he said.
Sultan Ibrahim in an interview on Wednesday claimed agents had tried to lobby him for the purchase of titles