‘Datuk’, Six Govt Servants from PM’s Dept Remanded over Missing GE14 Funds

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Seven people will be held for five days until Sept 1 over the misuse of GE14 funds said to be in the millions.

A deputy director-general with a ‘Datuk’ title and six administrative and diplomatic officers (PTD) from the Prime Minister’s Department (PMD) have been remanded for five days for allegedly misusing funds for the May 9 general election.

They are from the research division of the PMD.

The PTD officers were arrested at their office, while the senior officer was held at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters.

Magistrate Shah Wira Abdul Halim issued the remand order, which expires on Sept 1, following an application by the MACC at the Magistrate’s Court in Putrajaya today.

The seven suspects, aged between 34 and 49, arrived at the court dressed in orange MACC lock-up attire.

According to an MACC source, they were arrested by MACC between 11.30am and 10pm yesterday for investigation under Section 23 of the MACC Act for using their office or position for gratification.

It has not been determined how much money this group has misappropriated, but the amount is believed to be in the millions.

Earlier this month, 17 security personnel of the PMD were remanded five days starting August 8 to assist in the investigation into the alleged embezzlement of RM3.5 million in funds meant for the same election.

MACC seized cash amounting to RM840,700 and nine motorcycles worth a total of RM90,000.