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Perlis MB's son, political secretary to be charged with submitting false claims tomorrow

Publish date: Wed, 22 May 2024, 04:49 PM

KUALA LUMPUR: The son of the Perlis menteri besar and his former political secretary will be charged in court tomorrow over a case involving false claim submissions amounting to RM600,000.

According to sources, the charge against the menteri besar's son will be made under Section 18 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009.

"He (the menteri besar's son) will be charged in court on Thursday (tomorrow)."

Sources said the case involving Perlis Menteri Besar Mohd Shukri Ramli was still being investigated by MACC.

On April 24, it was reported that Shukri's son was among six people remanded by MACC to assist in the investigation regarding the alleged falsification of documents involving false claims amounting to RM600,000.

A senior officer from the Perlis menteri besar's office was also remanded.

The suspects, aged between 27 and 37, were detained to assist in the investigation related to the implementation of infrastructure development projects, such as repair and maintenance work, supplies and services, throughout Perlis since 2022.

On April 26, Shukri's son and four others were released on bail upon the expiration of their remand period.

Following the investigation, on April 30, MACC detained Shukri, to assist in an investigation under Section 23 of the MACC Act 2009 involving an abuse of power issue.

He was detained about 11am when he arrived at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya, before being released on bail about 7pm.

According to a media coverage invitation letter, MACC said it had obtained permission to charge a company owner and a former political secretary in two separate courts tomorrow.

The company owner will be charged in the Kangar Sessions Court, Perlis, while the former political secretary will be charged in the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court.

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