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T'ganu rep arrested for allegedly making RM500k in false claims

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A state assemblyperson in Terengganu has been arrested by the MACC for allegedly making RM500,000 in false claims.

The 54-year-old politician, who also carries the title "Datuk", was detained at the Terengganu MACC headquarters this evening, according to New Straits Times.

"The assemblyperson is believed to have submitted claims amounting to RM500,000 last May to a District Land and Mines Office in expenses for 32 programmes. 

"Checks allegedly showed that the programmes did not take place," said the report.

The assemblyperson was initially summoned to the MACC office for questioning.

He was arrested under Section 18 of the MACC Act 2009 which concerns deceiving a principal with any receipt, account or other documents.

The report said the arrest was confirmed by Terengganu MACC director Mohd Zaki Hassan.

The MACC will be seeking a remand against the assemblyperson tomorrow.

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