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Saturday, 13 January 2018 | MYT 3:59 PM

MACC arrests five more people over Telekom cable theft

KUALA LUMPUR: Five more people have been detained in connection with the theft of Telekom Malaysia cables.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) personnel arrested the suspects between 8pm and 10pm on Friday.

One of them, a 42-year-old Telekom technician from Kuala Lumpur, has been remanded for five days.

He allegedly colluded with a Telekom contractor to issue 55 maintenance order documents containing non-existent details in order to transport out cables from Telekom's warehouses.

MACC investigations director Datuk Simi Abdul Ghani said the investigation team is identifying several other individuals to assist in the probe.

On Wednesday (Jan 10), 12 people, including a Telekom technical officer, were picked up over alleged corruption and abuse of power that resulted in losses of between RM4mil and RM6mil to Telekom.