Brother of detained GLC ex-CEO held
> Suspect arrested by MACC was sales manager of firm formerly headed by sibling
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has detained a brother of a former chief executive officer (CEO) of a government-linked company (GLC) who was held by the commission on Monday for allegedly accepting bribes of close to RM40 million.
Sources revealed that the suspect was a sales manager of the GLC when his 50-year-old brother, who is a Datuk, helmed the construction and property development company between 2010 and last year.
It is learnt that checks by MACC showed the CEO’s sibling had RM1.2 million in a bank account.
Apart from the ex-CEO’s brother, another suspect was also nabbed to assist in the investigations.
All three men were remanded for six days yesterday to facilitate the probe.
Investigators are also looking for four other people linked to the case that involves work contracts worth about RM50 million awarded to companies the former CEO had allegedly favoured during his tenure with the GLC.
The Datuk, who is currently employed as a director of another GLC, was arrested at his house in Shah Alam at noon on Monday.
Alleged kickbacks of about RM40 million found in his bank account and that of his family members were frozen by MACC.
In a separate case yesterday, a 56-year-old managing director of a construction company, who was arrested by MACC in Seremban for power abuse and bribery involving tens of millions of ringgit on Thursday, had his remand order extended by another six days.
Two other suspects who were arrested in connection with the case were freed on bail yesterday.
About RM2.5 million found in several bank accounts belonging to the suspect, his wife and children were frozen following his arrest.
The man is also said to own nine properties in Putrajaya, Cyberjaya and Negri Sembilan – all of which were paid in cash.
Since he assumed the senior post in the company, the suspect had also dismissed 20 of his subordinates who had refused to be involved in his illegal activities.
Some of the suspects arrested by MACC being led to court to be remanded.
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