KUALA LUMPUR — April 5, 2017: A businessman with the tan sri honorific has been detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission for alleged involvement in bribery involving a drainage and irrigation department project.
The 60-year-old suspect was picked up at his home in Johor today. The agency also arrested three DID officers and a former DID staff.
MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Azam Baki said the three civil servants were detained at the DID headquarters in Putrajaya while the former staff was picked up at his home in Seremban.
It is believed that the four were suspected of abetting the tan sri who owns a company appointed by the department to supply geotube equipment. The project in question involved river restoration using mining methods.
The suspects issued invoices amounting to almost RM13 million to supply 358 geotube units when only 89 worth RM4 million were delivered.
All the suspects are expected to be brought to court in Putrajaya tomorrow. — Bernama