PUTRAJAYA — September 6, 2017: A senior manager of an oil exploration company is one of three people remanded for six days from today relating to a false invoice claim amounting to US$5.56 million (about RM23.65 million) for a project in Bintulu in 2015.
The other two are a woman director of a contractor company, said to have been appointed to implement the project, and a former technical assistant of the oil exploration company.
The three were arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday.
According to media reports, a false claim was filed by way of three invoices of the contractor company between April and June 2015.
National oil company Petronas, in a statement today, confirmed that the MACC had arrested an employee for suspected graft.
A statement from its group strategic communications unit said the arrest took place following an internal investigation on the employee conducted by Petronas which later reported to the MACC.
“Petronas also assisted MACC investigators on the case prior to the arrest. Petronas does not condone nor tolerate any form of misconduct among its employees and contractors and is extending its fullest cooperation to MACC to further assist in their investigation if necessary,” it said.
Petronas has since 2012 been working closely with MACC to curb and prevent corruption and misconduct not just among employees within its group of companies but also among contractors and third-party service providers, it said. — Bernama