Two held over false invoices released on RM50,000 bail

PUTRAJAYA: Three high ranking officials and a company director including a former executive of Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB), who were remanded in relation to investigations involving the issuance of a falsified invoices amounting to US$5.56 million (RM23.69 million), have been released today.

Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab. Rahman allowed both men to be released on a RM50,000 bail from Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

They were remanded for seven days since Sept 8.

The other individual who was released is also the husband to the director of a contractor company who has since been remanded by the MACC as well.

At present, four of the six suspects who were nabbed in connection with alleged corruption involving about RM20 million at a subsidiary of national oil company Petronas have since been released on MACC bail.

The suspects, aged between 27 and 53, were arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) at separate locations, last week.

They are believed to have collaborated in submitting three falsified invoices amounting to US$5.6million (RM23.7million) between April and June in 2015.

The invoices were inflated amounts for a drilling rig project in Bintulu, Sarawak, but no work was ever carried out. However, Petronas Carigali made full payment to the company.

Deputy public prosecutor Tengku Amir Zaki Tengku Abdul Rahman prosecuted.