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Misappropriation of govt fund: Remand extended for "Datuk", three others

Misappropriation of govt fund: Remand extended for "Datuk", three others
The four men had been in remand for six days since last Sept 14.
KUALA LUMPUR: The remand period for four individuals, including a chief executive officer of a corporation with the title "Datuk", detained for investigation into alleged embezzlement of government fund, involving nearly RM40 million, has been extended.

Three of them, including the Datuk, aged 58, will be in remand for another three days. The other two are the secretary of the corporation, aged 34, and a 38-year-old company director.
The fourth individual, who is an assistant administrative officer, aged, 32, will be in remand for another two days.

The order to extend their remand was issued by Magistrate Siti Nabila Abd Rashid today, following an application by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to facilitate investigation for alleged involvement in the embezzlement of fund which was allocated for a corporation to provide skills training for the unemployed.

The investigation was made under Section 17(a) of the MACC Act.

The four men had been in remand for six days since last Sept 14. - BERNAMA