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Ex-agency chief, CEO under probe for RM99m contract released

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A former chairperson of a government agency with a 'datuk' title and a CEO of a private company, who were remanded to assist investigations over the abuse of power over a contract valued at more than RM99 million, were released today.

Magistrate Atikah Abu Hassan allowed the 64-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman to be released on RM50,000 bail in one surety each.

Earlier, both individuals were detained by the MACC for four days beginning Wednesday.

Both were arrested by the MACC at about 5.50pm and 5.20 pm on Tuesday after giving their statements at the commission's headquarters here.

According to an MACC spokesperson, the former chairperson of the government agency was suspected of using his position when proposing a company via direct appointment for a digital advertising campaign worth RM99 million using government agency’s allocation.

The investigation was conducted under Section 23 of the MACC Act 2009.

- Bernama

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