KUALA LUMPUR — Jan. 29, 2018: A state director of the Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) is among three individuals arrested today. A bank account of RM2.9 million was impounded as part of an investigation into a corruption case and abuse of power.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission also seized cash totalling almost RM900,000 at the house of one of two company owners.
The director is suspected to have received 10 per cent of every project awarded by the DID to contractors appointed between 2014 and last year. The two individuals are believed to have conspired with the director.
The director was also found to be leading a luxurious life from proceeds of bribes received from contractors.
Initial investigations revealed the director had transferred part of the money he received to several of his accounts as well as those of his relatives.
MACC Deputy Chief Commissioner (Operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki confirmed the arrests. — Bernama