MACC remands boarding school supervisor over RM20m in false claims for food supplies

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A 40-year-old boarding school supervisor in Johor has been remanded by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for making some RM20 million in false claims to supply food to students.

The suspect was said to have been in cahoots with several contractors over a five-year period for the boarding school in Kota Tinggi, Johor.

“Investigations found that the suspect conspired with several contractors by making claims to supply cooked food for students.

“They were for supply contracts for 2015, 2018 and 2020 with claims totalling almost RM20 million where the supply of the food was doubtful,” the MACC said in a statement on Tuesday (April 20).

The woman was arrested at the MACC office in Johor at about 10pm on Monday (April 19) and remanded for six days by the Magistrate’s Court the following day.

Meanwhile, Johor MACC director Datuk Azmi Alias confirmed the case, saying investigations were ongoing.

He said if found guilty, the suspect could face a fine five times the amount of the bribe or RM10,000, whichever is higher, 20 years in jail, or both, upon conviction. – The Star