MACC nabs TNB project chief, con­trac­tor

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PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian An­tiCor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion (MACC) ar­rested a Te­naga Na­sional Bhd (TNB) project chief and a con­trac­tor for al­leged cor­rup­tion in­volv­ing a ren­o­va­tion project.

A MACC source said the gov­ern­ment-linked com­pany em­ployee was be­lieved to have ac­cepted a BMW 5 Se­ries car from the con­trac­tor for grant­ing a ten­der to sup­ply goods to ren­o­vate sev­eral TNB of­fices in Kuala Lumpur.

The duo were de­tained at the MACC head­quar­ters here yes­ter­day morn­ing.

“The ten­der was sup­pos­edly distributed to the panel com­pa­nies un­der TNB, but it was given to an­other com­pany. The ren­o­va­tion was be­lieved to have taken place in 2014,” the source said.

The 55-year-old man was said to have ac­cepted bribes from the con­trac­tor, a 51-year-old woman, who is the owner of a ren­o­va­tion sup­plier com­pany.

The man was at­tached to TNB’s project and con­trol man­age­ment divi­sion.

They have been re­manded for five days to fa­cil­i­tate in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the case.

The sus­pects, both hand­cuffed, ar­rived at the Putrajaya mag­is­trate’s court at 11am.

The man, who was dressed in an orange MACC lock-up at­tire, and the woman, who was wear­ing a sweater, were es­corted by five MACC of­fi­cers.

The re­mand or­der was is­sued by mag­is­trate Nik Is­fa­hanie Tas­nim Wan Ab Rah­man.

MACC deputy chief com­mis­sioner (op­er­a­tions) Datuk Azam Baki con­firmed the ar­rests.

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