The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday arrested one more suspect for allegedly collaborating in the theft and sale of transmission cables from a telecommunications company. (Pix by IQMAL HAQIM ROSMAN)

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday arrested one more suspect for allegedly collaborating in the theft and sale of transmission cables from a telecommunications company.

To date, 12 people have been detained and remanded in Kuala Lumpur and Negri Sembilan.

A source said the latest arrest involved a 30-year-old suspect, a parts installer, who was detained in Johor Baru at 11pm yesterday.

He was brought to Seremban for remand and questioning.

MACC yesterday arrested 11 suspects, including a Telekom Malaysia (TM) technical officer over allegations of involvement in bribery and abuse of power between 2016 and March last year.

All those arrested were alleged to have abetted or were directly involved in providing 55 maintenance order documents and letters of authority to collect cables, which contained false information, to TM.

The documents were believed to have been for the purpose of obtaining cables from a TM warehouse, which led to losses of between RM4 million and RM6 million within the period for the company.

A source said nine suspects who were arrested in Batu Caves, Damansara Damai and Seri Kembangan, and will be remanded for five days from today (Jan 11).

“With questioning, we hope to get the names of even more suspects soon,” said the source.

“A similar process is being done for the four suspects who are currently being remanded in Negri Sembilan. The suspects include a businessman and a company director,” the source added.

The two suspects in Negri Sembilan are believed to have assisted in the sale of the stolen cables.

Sources said cables worth millions of ringgit were stolen over the past year.

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