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Four remanded for alleged graft in RM7.7m school food project

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Four contractors in Keningau have been remanded for seven days from today to aid MACC investigations into false bank statements furnished to secure projects worth RM7.7 million from the Sabah Education Department.

Magistrate Ahmad Shah Mohd Sunoh allowed MACC officer George Meril Martim’s application to have the women, age 37 to 52, remanded.

George Meril said they were suspected of furnishing the false documents to secure tenders under the Cooked Food Supply Services programme for schools.

He added that another woman contractor was arrested today in the same case, and that the MACC would be seeking a remand order against her tomorrow.

In Lahad Datu, a man and woman, both company managers, were also remanded seven days for the same offence.

The man had used false bank statements to secure a similar project worth RM5,340,000, and the woman did the same for an RM2,610,250 project.

In Ipoh, a 48-year-old contractor and 35-year-old technical executive of a real estate management company were remanded four days by the Magistrates' Court to assist investigations pertaining to false claims for work to build a slope retaining wall, costing RM137, 900, in Felda Trolak Selatan, Sungkai.

Perak MACC director Zainul Darus said the commission would also be detaining two Felda officers to assist investigations, and they were expected to be brought to court tomorrow to be remanded.

- Bernama

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