PUTRAJAYA — April 26, 2017: A senior director of the Malaysian Islamic Economic Development Foundation (YaPEIM) has been remanded for five days from today to facilitate investigations relating to criminal breach of trust.
According to a spokesman for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, the director was arrested yesterday after having his statement recorded at the commission’s headquarters here.
The 47-year-old was arrested for alleged criminal breach of trust involving RM223,000.
He is suspected of abusing his position for his own interests and conspiring with a former deputy president of YaPEIM to misappropriate funds amounting to RM223,000.
The money was supposedly going to be allocated for a programme in aid of the poor in Rompin in 2015 but initial investigations showed that the money that was to be given to 23 homes and 1,000 poor people never reached the intended recipients.
The suspect is believed to have submitted the names of recipients using non-existent identity cards and that the nominees had died before the programme was carried out. — Bernama