Magistrate Irza Zulaika Rohanuddin ordered their remand until January 12.
A 32-year-old chief executive officer (CEO) of a Sdn Bhd company was arrested to assist investigations into the RM99.693mil Tourism Malaysia project.
It is learnt that she was arrested together with a former top official of Tourism Malaysia after they were questioned at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in Putrajaya on Tuesday (Jan 8).
Sources said that the company was only five months old when it was awarded the contract, which was allegedly inked in a day, infamously known as the “speedy gonzales” deal, which was done about a month before the general election last year.
The contract was for the company to act as a go-between for Tourism Malaysia and a China-based firm to promote Malaysia on social media.
The company in question is based in a two-and-a-half storey terrace house in Petaling Jaya.