Bank Rakyat chairman remanded a week

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. Read more

Report: MACC to question bank chairman over RM15m graft case

Source: The Malay Mail 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.

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 — The chairman of a government-linked bank is the latest individual to be questioned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in connection to the alleged misappropriation of RM15 million.

According to online news portal The Star Online, the 65-year-old retired army general is the second banker from that same financial institution to be questioned, the first being a 48-year-old managing director who was arrested on Thursday.

The MACC is investigating allegations of corruption involving a contract for a book deal on a national leader through a tender system said to be worth RM15 million that was awarded to a city-based publisher. However, the book reportedly never went to print. Read more