October 19, 2023
PUTRAJAYA – An officer from a ministry was detained by graft busters for allegedly receiving RM40,000 in bribes in exchange for expediting payment claims of a contractor company.
Sources said the man, in his 40s, was detained at the Putrajaya Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office at about 2pm on Wednesday (Oct 18).
“The suspect is believed to have committed the offences between 2017 and 2020.
“The bribe money was detected to have been transferred to the suspect’s bank account,” the source said.
Meanwhile, Putrajaya MACC director Azizul Ahmad Sarkawi, when contacted, confirmed the arrest.
“The case is being investigated under Section 17(a) of the MACC Act 2009.
“However, the suspect was later released on a RM10,000 MACC bail after his statement was recorded,” he said.