Duo to be charged today
KUALA LUMPUR: A project director and project manager of a private company, who allegedly ripped off RM8.8 million by submitting false claims for pipe maintenance works for Petronas, will be charged today.
The duo, aged 48 and 61, had allegedly submitted a fake invoice during the implementation of the project in 2011.
A source in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said suspects had submitted an invoice amounting to RM14 million to Petronas when the project was worth only RM5 million. but now that the registration period has been extended, we are expecting more to sign up for the event.”
The event is organised by the NST, in partnership with Eco World Development Group Bhd and co-sponsored by Bank Rakyat and Volkswagen.
It will see the participation of cyclists from China, South Africa, Norway, the United Kingdom, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore and Germany.
Two routes are offered — a 160km century ride and 35km Fun Ride. Both will be flagged off from Eco Grandeur (sales gallery) at Persiaran Mokhtar Dahari, Bandar Puncak Alam to Puncak Alam–Simpang Tiga, Jeram to Kuala Selangor–Batu Arang and back.
Those keen to compete in the four categories under the 160km ride — men’s open (18 to 35 years old), women’s open (15 and above), senior men’s open (36 and above) and team open (with a minimum of five cyclists).
The participation fee is RM160. The 35km Fun Ride is open to senior management of corporations (by invitation only), with a RM50 fee.
To register, contact 03-4142 1333 (Registration/Sports360) or visit www.sports360.my or www.nst.com.my/c-cycle.
The duo are expected to be charged under Section 16(a)(A) under the MACC Act 2009, which is punishable by up to 20 years’ imprisonment and a fine of at least the sum of gratification.
It is learnt MACC is investigating if the duo had received projects from other government-linked companies and whether they might have committed the same offence. MACC’s crackdown on graft is ongoing, with action against private companies involved in graft, which resulted in government’s losses, expected to continue.