BANK RAKYAT’S TAN SRI GENERAL CHAIRMAN RELEASED ON BAIL

PUTRAJAYA – Bank Rakyat chairman Jen (ret) Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Zainal has been released on bail after his remand in connection with a RM15mil graft case expired.

Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab Rahman allowed the release of the 65-year-old, after the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) made no request to extend his seven-day remand, which expired Monday.

The retired army general is the second person from Bank Rakyat 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 last week.

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

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