KUALA LUMPUR — Sept. 13, 2017: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has detained four persons, including a chief executive with the datuk honorific for alleged misappropriation of government funds amounting to RM40 million.
The money was meant to be channeled to a corporation involved in skill training programmes.
The datuk, the corporation’s secretary, a finance assistant officer and a company director were detained here in a special operation.
Initial investigations revealed that last year they misappropriated RM15 million and this year RM25 million.
It is understood that the RM40 million allocated by the government this year and RM35 million last year was for training programmes for the unemployed.
MACC deputy commissioner (Operations) Datuk Azam Baki confirmed the arrests and said the agency was in the process of getting documents. He did not dismiss the possibility that more people will be detained. — Bernama