Corruption commission arrests deputy general manager of a Malaysian government-linked company

A high-level executive at a Malaysian GLC has been arrested in relation to a case of alleged abuse of power.
The Straits Times

A deputy general manager of an unidentified government-linked company (GLC) has been arrested in relation to a case where more than RM2.4 million was illegally transacted.

On Feb 5, Bernama reported that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) detained the 44-year-old executive in Johor to assist in the case of alleged abuse of power.

Citing a source, the state news agency said that the deputy general manager’s 34-year-old personal assistant and a 55-year-old project director at the GLC were also arrested.

It is believed that the case involves the solicitation and acceptance of bribes from contractors working on projects commissioned by the GLC.

“The MACC investigation found that the deputy general manager and the project director would directly ensure that landscape contracts, worth about RM44 million, under their supervisions were awarded to eight companies through three stages, namely e-Bidding, One-off Contract and Maintainance,” the source was quoted by Bernama as saying.

At least 15 bank accounts have been frozen, New Straits Times (NST) reported.

These accounts belong to the arrested officers, their family members and several companies tied to the case, NST’s reports said.