Bank Rakyat chairman remanded a week

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Source: The Star Online

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) – The Malaysian Insider file pic, December 10, 2015.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) – The Malaysian Insider file pic, December 10, 2015.

PUTRAJAYA: Bank Rakyat chairman Jen (ret) Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Haji Zainal has been remanded for seven days in connection with a graft case involving RM15mil.

The magistrate’s court here granted an order for him to be remanded until Sept 5.

The 65-year-old retired army general is the second person from the same financial institution to be questioned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over a multi-million-ringgit book publishing contract and a project to upgrade the bank’s system.

The bank’s managing director, 48, was released from remand by MACC together with another three who were also questioned.

They were the bank’s former procurement director and two owners of the publishing company.

It was reported that Abdul Aziz had been detained by the MACC for questioning over the RM15mil case, the second top level person from the bank to be hauled up by the MACC.

The bank’s managing director, Datuk Mustafha Abd Razak, was detained on Thursday.

MACC investigation director Datuk Azam Baki confirmed the arrest on Monday.

It is understood the RM15mil was awarded to a publishing company to come up with a coffee-table book about a prominent political figure.

The deal was for the publisher to print about 20,000 copies but the amount produced was said to have been much lower.‎

 

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