MACC detains 11 in Telekom cables theft


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KUALA LUMPUR — Jan 11, 2018: A Telekom Malaysia technical officer was among 11 individuals detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on suspicion of corruption and abuse of power which caused the company to lose between RM4 million and RM6 million.

According to sources, the suspects allegedly submitted 55 maintenance orders and authorisation letters containing false information to TM to remove the cables from the warehouse from 2016 until March last year.

Also detained were three owners of a construction company, a sub-contractor, a former TM employee, three former drivers of a construction company, a businessman and a company director.

The businessman and company director were arrested on suspicion of abetting a TM employee and had received bribes to obtain the cables for the purpose of selling them.

The arrests were carried out at several locations including Batu Caves, Damansara Damai and Seri Kembangan today.

MACC’s investigation senior director Datuk Simi Abd. Ghani confirmed the arrests. — Bernama



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