Monthly bribes : Ministry division director among three held
18 Jan 2023 06:57pm
Picture for illustrative purposes only - FILE PIC
According to an MACC source, the division director along with a project consultant and a director of a construction company, all of whom are in their 40s, were arrested at the MACC headquarters here between 11 am and 9 pm yesterday when they came in to give their statements.
The source said the trio are suspected of receiving bribes on a monthly basis from contractors who got projects from the ministry involved.
"The bribes were payments from the contractors who had been appointed by the ministry involved in return for speeding up the claim payment process, helping to approve Variation Orders and Extension of Time for the projects," said the source, adding that the division director is also believed to have received bribes in the form of luxury goods for personal use.
The division director is now on remand for seven days starting today after Magistrate Irza Zulaikha Rohanuddin allowed the remand application made by MACC at the Magistrate's Court here today, while the other two individuals were remanded for three days also starting today.
MACC Investigation Division senior director Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hashim, who confirmed the arrests, said the case is being investigated under Section 17(a) of the MACC Act 2009 - BERNAMA
National Learn from BloomThis Founder and Sedania CEO at Sinar Daily's She Leads event
SHAH ALAM - Get ready to connect, grow, and thrive! Sinar Daily is proud to introduce She Leads, a series of curated networking events designed to empower women in the workforce. She Leads goes beyond traditional events, offering an exclusive platform for women to connect, share valuable insights,...
The site where former Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi enjoyed swimming during his childhood is marred by rubbish, and the once-clear water is now murky and polluted. - Photo by Bernama
A convoy of 40 motorcycles and eight cars will travel for four days until Feb 25, covering over 800 kilometres. - Photo by Bernama