Ops Hire: MACC Holds Another Company Director, Two Managers

KUALA LUMPUR (July 19): The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC) has arrested three more people as part of Ops Hire to aid investigations into false allegations and hijacking of the incitement scheme. hires PenjanaKerjaya involving losses totaling RM100 million.

The first individual, a company director, 46, was arrested at Putrajaya MACC office at around 8:30 p.m. on Monday July 18, while the two managers, 35 and 46, were arrested at Pahang MACC office at around 4:30 p.m. same day, a MACC source said.

The director was arrested on suspicion of submitting a bogus application worth over RM 1 million to the Social Security Organization (SOCSO) for National Scheme benefits recovery program (Penjana), but for not having fully implemented the programme.

“Both company executives have been arrested for being involved in submitting false statements to SOCSO worth over RM600,000 for the same reasons,” the source added.

The director was remanded in custody for four days until July 22, while the managers were remanded in custody for five days until July 23.

Meanwhile, MACC Senior Director of Investigations Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hashim confirmed the arrests and said the cases would be investigated under Section 18 of the MACC Act 2009.

Currently, 45 suspects have been arrested under Ops Hire.