Navy man arrested for making false claim invoices

The suspect is escorted by MACC officers to the courtroom.

MIRI: A Royal Malaysian Navy personnel was remanded for five days by a magistrate’s court here this morning, to assist the Malaysia Anti Corruption Commission’s (MACC) probe into a false claims case.

The remand was issued by Magistrate Kasyfurrahman Abang Ahmad after allowing a remand application from MACC Miri prosecuting officer Jamal Ayub.

In his remand application, Jamal who was representing the investigating officer for the case, said the suspect was arrested at 8.45pm last night at the MACC office when he came to give statement.

The arrest was made on suspicion of the suspect being an accomplice to two other individuals in creating claim invoices with false details, regarding the rental of three buses during a training session in October, 2017.

Jamal said a seven-day remand was needed for the 33-year-old suspect according to Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code to enable investigations to be carried out according to Section 18 of the MACC Act 2009.

However, the court only allowed a five-day remand on the suspect which will end on Jan 30.