Datuk Peter Runin’s Early Release from 8-Day Remand

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The political secretary to the Human Resources Minister, Datuk Peter Runin, has been released from remand.

His remand was requested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commis­sion (MACC) to facilitate investigations into the misappropriation of funds allocated to the Skills Deve­lopment Fund Corporation.

Magistrate Ainna Sherina Saipolamin allowed the 61-year-old to be released on an MACC bail of RM30,000.

Runin was the fifth person arrested by the MACC to assist in the investigations involving the fund misappropriation.

His remand order was to end on Oct 7, but the investigations have been completed, and he was allowed to leave.

He was reportedly arrested after arriving at the MACC headquarters to give his statements at 12.30pm on Sept 27.

Investigations were conducted under Section 17(a) of the MACC Act 2009.

On Sept 13, the MACC detained four individuals for allegedly misappropriating government funds worth almost RM40mil, which should have been channelled to a skills corporation for training programmes.

Those arrested were a 58-year-old chief executive with a ‘Datuk’ title, a 34-year-old corporate secretary, a 32-year-old assistant finance officer and a 38-year-old company director at several locations in the federal capital in a special MACC operation.

These individuals were remanded on Sept 14 and were released on MACC bail.

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