MACC ar­rests ex-CEO of GLC

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

KUALA LUMPUR: Less than a week af­ter the Malaysian Anti-Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion (MACC) ar­rested a man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of a govern­ment-linked com­pany (GLC) for cor­rup­tion in­volv­ing mil­lions of ring­git, a 50-year-old for­mer chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer (CEO), also of a GLC, was de­tained yes­ter­day on sus­pi­cion of tak­ing bribes.

Sources said the man was ar­rested at his house in Shah Alam at about 12.30pm yes­ter­day and taken to the MACC head­quar­ters in Pu­tra­jaya for in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

It is learnt MACC has frozen al­most RM40 mil­lion found in the bank ac­counts of the sus­pect and his fam­ily mem­bers.

Sources said the cash is be­lieved to be kick­backs the sus­pect had re­ceived from com­pa­nies to which he had awarded work con­tracts worth about RM50 mil­lion when he held the po­si­tion of CEO in a GLC be­tween 2010 and 2015.

The sus­pect, who is ex­pected to be re­manded to­day, re­signed from the com­pany last year af­ter be­ing of­fered the post of di­rec­tor in another GLC, where he is cur­rently at­tached.

MACC deputy chief com­mis­sioner Datuk Azam Baki, when con­tacted yes­ter­day, con­firmed the case but de­clined to elab­o­rate.

On Thurs­day, a 56-year-old man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of a con­struc­tion com­pany was ar­rested by MACC in Seremban for power abuse and bribery in­volv­ing mil­lions of ring­git.

MACC froze RM2.5 mil­lion in sev­eral bank ac­counts of the sus­pect, his wife and chil­dren and learnt in­ves­ti­ga­tions re­vealed that they owned nine prop­er­ties in Pu­tra­jaya, Cy­ber­jaya and Ne­gri Sem­bi­lan, all of which were paid for in cash.

The sus­pect had also dis­missed 20 of his sub­or­di­nates who had re­fused to be in­volved in his il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties at the com­pany af­ter he as­sumed a se­nior post in the GLC in 2010. – by Charles Ra­men­dran

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