KUALA LUMPUR — Feb. 5, 2018: A deputy general manager of a government-linked company was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today in Johor into alleged abuse of power involving transactions worth more than RM2.4 million.
Apart from arresting the 44-year-old, the agency also picked up a project director and the personal assistant to the deputy GM.
They were detained on suspicion of having abused their power by soliciting and accepting bribes from contractors as an inducement to allow the contractors to receive full payment for their monthly claims for landscape maintenance work.
Four others, believed to be proxies, were arrested in Shah Alam, Klang and Melaka.
Initial investigations showed that the two senior executives would ensure that landscape contracts worth about RM44 million were awarded to eight companies through various ways.
The deputy GM would use his executives to give an 80 per cent appraisal to the contractors so that they would receive full payments from the work.
Information showed suspicious payments amounting to more than RM2.4 million deposited into a bank account belonging to the deputy GM and his wife.