KUALA LUMPUR – A 51-year-old chief executive officer (CEO) of a Tabung Haji subsidiary company was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today (Wednesday) and is expected to be charged in court today (Thurs) for criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving RM3.3 million.
Sources revealed that MACC investigators detained the man at 3.30pm and have taken him into custody to face five counts of the charge under Section 409 of the Penal Code at the Jalan Duta courthouse.
The offences allegedly took place between April 30 and October 30 in 2013.
MACC Deputy Chief Commissioner (operations) Datuk Azam Baki confirmed the arrest when contacted today.
In November last year, the CEO was detained by the MACC for investigations over alleged power abuse and corruption when he held the position in TH Heavy Engineering Berhad (THHE).
The MACC had frozen almost RM40 million found in the bank accounts of the suspect and his close family members after his arrest.
The suspect had allegedly taken kickbacks from companies he had favoured and awarded work contracts worth about tens of million ringgit when he helmed THHE between 2010 and 2015.
The suspect left the company after taking up the post of director in another government-linked company (GLC).