Petronas Carigali Graft Suspects’ Luxurious Living with Ill-Gotten Gains

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Millions of ringgit paid by Petronas Carigali for works that were never carried out were spent on high-end goods and living the good life.

Where some of the loot went:

  • Buying houses, five cars, two high-powered motorcycles – all in cash
  • Holidays overseas
  • Investing in foreign currencies

Yesterday, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) remanded another three individuals in connection with the Petronas Carigal Sdn Bhd (PCSB) graft case, bringing the total nabbed to six.

Two individuals were brought to the Putrajaya Magistrate Court at 10am on Friday to be remanded. A third was brought in later. All three were remanded for seven days.

The trio include a former PCSB executive and his father-in-law, aged 40 and 65 respectively, who were picked up at their residence in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, on Thursday night.

A third suspect, aged 53, who was summoned to the MACC headquarters yesterday for questioning was also detained. He is the husband of the company director who was arrested earlier.

It is believed that the RM23.9 million from PCSB was split among the suspects who bought houses, two high-powered motorcycles, and five cars, all paid for in cash, The Star reported.

At least 21 branded watches and 11 designer handbags have been seized.

The money was also spent on holidays overseas and invested in foreign currencies.

Twenty bank accounts and RM40,000 in 13 foreign currencies were also confiscated.


Earlier report: Sept 7, Petronas Internal Probe Leads to Arrest of Trio Suspected of RM23.7M Graft