Crime & Courts

Businessman in government fleet vehicles contract probe to be charged tomorrow

KUALA LUMPUR: A Tan Sri businessman - whose home was previously raided over a probe into a government fleet vehicles contract - will be charged at the Sessions Court tomorrow with cheating.

Check with the judiciary system showed that the businessman will be brought before judge Suzana Husin at 9am.

A source close to the investigation said the businessman will face charges under Section 420 of the Penal Code.

The offence carries jail term of between one and 10 years, whipping, as well as a fine, upon conviction.

The source said the case involves the businessman's company, which handled the procurement and management of the government's fleet of vehicles.

On Jan 20, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had raided the businessman's home following a corruption probe involving the procurement and management of the government's fleet of vehicles worth RM4.5 billion.

The graft busters also raided four companies, including a government vehicle supplier.

Over 100 private accounts and companies under the companies' control were also reportedly obtained by the MACC for further investigation.

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