Two more ‘datuk’ in remand over logging project

PUTRAJAYA (BERNAMA) – Two men, both with the title  “Datuk”, were ordered to be in remand yesterday for investigation into alleged corruption involving a logging project worth over MYR27 million in Pahang five years ago.

One of them is a 65-year-old former deputy chairman of a company, who will be in remand for four days until August 18, while the other is a 40-year-old former company chief executive officer, whose remand order expires on August 19.

The order for their remand were issued by Magistrate Shah Wira Abdul Halim at the Magistrate Court here for investigation under Section 16 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009.

According to a source, the two men were arrested after giving their statements at the MACC headquarters. The case involves a logging project, covering 6,591.67 acres , in a district in Pahang in 2015.