MACC to Haul Up “Many” over Armoured Vehicle Scandal

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MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Azam Baki today said “many” more people will be summoned over the case of alleged corruption involving the supply of armoured vehicle equipment to a defence agency.

“This case is still in the early stages. In the early stages, many witnesses will be called but I can’t give the exact number.

“But we are now aggressively investigating the case,” he said.

On May 13, two company executives were remanded on allegations of graft in the RM17 million defence contract.

They were a 53-year-old chief executive officer who is a “Datuk” and a 45-year-old female chief financial officer.

DRB-Hicom Bhd subsequently confirmed that MACC was investigating its subsidiary, Defence Technologies Sdn Bhd (Deftech).

The contract pertains to the supply of equipment for the Deftech AV8 Gempita and ACV-300 Adnan armoured combat vehicles to a defence agency between 2014 and 2017.

Yesterday, the 39-year-old company owner with the ‘Datuk Seri’ title was also remanded to facilitate the investigation.

The suspect, who has been remanded for four days until Friday, was arrested around 11pm when he showed up at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya to record his statement.