MACC nabs TNB project chief, contractor
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.