Former Aide to Former Tourism Minister Mohamaddin Ketapi Remanded

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The former senior private secretary to former minister Mohamaddin Ketapi and the aide’s fiancée are in remand for five days beginning today to facilitate the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) investigation into a corruption case involving RM3.7 million.

The remand order against the duo, which expires on Aug 19, was issued by Magistrate Shah Wira Abdul Halim at the Kuala Lumpur Magistrate’s Court today.

According to a source at MACC, the former private secretary, 29, and his fiancée, 28, were arrested when they surrendered themselves at the MACC headquarters at 5.44 pm yesterday.

Luqman Hakim Zubir/NST

The case is believed to be related to a company which was awarded an advertisement project under the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry.

The aide who worked for former tourism minister Mohamaddin Ketapi has been on the run since June 10.

The suspect is being investigated under Section 17 of the MACC Act 2009.

It was previously reported that the owner of the company linked to advertising tender under the Tourism Ministry was charged in court on July 27 on three charges under Section 471 of the Penal Code for falsifying invoices and documents.