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Tabung Haji senior officer freed after four-day remand

A senior officer of Lembaga Tabung Haji who was remanded four days to assist a probe into alleged corruption in the form of a house renovation worth RM400,000, was released today as the remand period expired.

Magistrate Shah Wira Abdul Halim granted an application by the MACC to release the 48-year-old suspect, who was remanded since Wednesday on MACC bail.

The suspect with a 'datuk' title was released with MACC bail of RM10,000 with one surety and was ordered to surrender his passport to the commission.

The suspect arrived at the court in Putrajaya at about 10am.

According to a source at MACC, the suspect had allegedly received gratification in the form of house renovation worth RM400,000, in return for awarding a contract or a project to carry out the rebranding of Tabung Haji branch offices costing RM15 million.

The suspect was called up by MACC on Tuesday and was arrested at 8.35pm on Tuesday.

Tabung Haji had on Nov 30 lodged a police report over the misuse of its monies and for misrepresentation in a corporate deal.

The report was lodged against former Tabung Haji chairperson Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, its former CEOs Ismee Ismail and Johan Abdullah, as well as senior management officers.

- Bernama

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