30 April 2019
JOHOR BAHRU: Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has said that he, his family members or former officers should be charged if they’ve broken the law.
“I have been consistent from the start. Whether it is my officers, former officers, my family or myself – we cannot put ourselves above the law,” he said.
The former defense minister added that anyone linked to him who has broken the law should not be victimised.
“If they are in the wrong, investigate and charge them in court,” said Hishammuddin.
This comes after a three-day remand order was issued on Tuesday by the Putrajaya magistrates court against a 50-year-old Datuk.
He is believed to be the mastermind in arranging projects of a ministry, including the supply of aircraft parts valued at about RM1.8 million.
The case is being investigated under Section 17(a) of the MACC Act 2009.
According to MACC sources, the Datuk was arrested at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya at about noon on Monday (April 29), when he appeared to give his statement.
The sources also said initial investigations found the suspect had received bribes from several contractor companies for his help to obtain equipment supply projects via direct negotiations
HISHAM FEELS THE HEAT AS THE CORRUPTION TRAIL COMES CLOSER TO HIM: INVESTIGATE & CHARGE ME IF I BROKE THE LAW, SAYS NAJIB’S COUSIN AFTER A SENIOR AIDE BELIEVED TO BE LINKED TO HIM WAS ARRESTED BY MACC FOR TAKING BRIBES
A FORMER Umno parliamentarian has been arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission today for alleged corrupt practices in the Defence Ministry, including giving out contracts to supply aircraft parts valued at RM1.8 million, said sources.
The suspect was an aide to a former defence minister under the Barisan Nasional government.
The MACC today arrested a former special officer to a minister under the previous government for alleged kickbacks received in exchange for contracts.
The 50-year-old “Datuk” was arrested after he presented himself at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya at noon, according to a source familiar with the investigation.
Investigators believe the suspect had received bribes from a number of businesses in exchange for granting them procurement contracts through direct negotiations in 2017.
This includes the supply of aviation equipment amounting to around RM1.8 million.
When contacted, MACC deputy commissioner (operations) Azam Baki confirmed the arrest.
He said the case was being investigated under Section 17(a) of the MACC Act 2009 which deal with the giving or receiving of gratifications.
PUTRAJAYA: An ex-special officer to a former Cabinet minister was arrested today by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for allegedly taking kickbacks for a RM1.8 million aircraft parts supply contract two years ago.
The 50-year-old suspect, who is a Datuk, was held when he came for questioning at the MACC headquarters at noon.
Sources said initial investigations showed that the suspect had facilitated the award of supply contracts by the ministry he was attached to with several private companies through direct negotiations.
It is learnt that among the contracts that were done without a tender process was the supply of aircraft spare parts worth RM1.8 million in 2017. The suspect allegedly received bribes for securing the contracts for the companies.
Sources also said that investigators are tracing several individuals and private companies involved in the deals.
MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Azam Baki today said the probe is ongoing and the commission will seek a remand order today to detain the suspect for further investigations.