A General Manager of a vehicle manufacturing company has been remanded as he is believed to have been involved in a scandal selling pre-production cars.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has remanded a General Manager of a vehicle manufacturing company for six days as he is believed to have received bribes worth hundreds of thousands of ringgit from a used car company.
Magistrate Shah Wira Abdul Halim issued the remand order until September 26 for the individual after MACC made the application at the Putrajaya Magistrate's Court on September 22.
It has been said that bribes were given to the manager in return for helping to get pre-production cars for sale below market price, thus not following the proper procedure.
The activity, which is believed to have been carried out since 2019, did not go through the approved sales process, and it is estimated that the loss will reach millions of ringgit with the sale of around 1,000 units of cars.
The 'pre-production' cars that were sold were reserved for use at the manufacturer's plant for testing and quality control before the actual production of the model was sold in the market.
Apart from that, 'trade-in' cars from customers who bought new cars from the local car manufacturer is also part of the fiasco as they were sold to the used car dealer illegally.
The suspect is being investigated under Section 16 of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ASPRM) Act 2009 as reported by the New Straits Times.