Malaysia: 4 remanded in Malaysia’s fake halal meat scandal amid graft probe

The director of a frozen meat importer was among four individuals remanded for four days in Johor in connection with a meat cartel scandal which is also being probed for corruption.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) director Azmi Alias said the three others in remand are the company’s operation director and one of its clerks, as well as the director of a wholesale company.

He said that the MACC is investigating the case under Section 17(b) of the MACC 2009 Act, which carries a fine of five times the amount of the bribe or RM10,000 (S$3,269) whichever is higher, and imprisonment of not more than 20 years upon conviction.

Assistant registrar Nur Izzaty Muhammad Zahari allowed the four suspects, aged between 39 and 50, including one woman, to be remanded starting from yesterday to facilitate MACC’s investigation.

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