Selangor Journal
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission logo seen at its headquarters in Putrajaya on October 1, 2023. — Picture by BERNAMA

Ex-manager held in alleged RM77 mln fake contracts case

KUALA LUMPUR, June 25 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has detained a former company manager on suspicion of submitting fake employment contracts to apply for foreign worker quotas worth RM77 million.

Sources said the suspect, a man in his early 40s, was detained at 6pm yesterday while giving his statement at the MACC office in Putrajaya.

“Initial investigations found that besides the detained individual, seven directors were involved in the scheme, with four companies implicated.

“All of them applied for foreign worker quotas at the Labour Department by submitting suspected false documents, allegedly carried out in 2022 involving 25 fake employment contracts, involving about RM77 million,” said the source to Bernama.

The suspect will be remanded for seven days from today.

When contacted, MACC special operations division senior director Datuk Azmi Kamaruzaman confirmed the arrest.

He said the case is being investigated under Section 16 of the MACC Act 2009, and MACC is currently tracing several other individuals to assist in the investigation.

— Bernama

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