A deputy general manager of a government-linked company (GLC) was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to assist investigations into alleged abuse of power involving suspicious transactions worth more than RM2.4 million.
According to an MACC source, the 44-year-old deputy general manager was detained at the Johor MACC headquarters about 3pm yesterday.
Also arrested were a 55-year-old GLC project director and the 34-year-old personal assistant to the deputy general manager.
They were detained on suspicion of having abused their power by soliciting and accepting bribes from contractors as an inducement to allow the contractors to receive full payment for their monthly claims for landscape maintenance work from 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 told Bernama.
According him, the deputy general manager would instruct the GLC executives to give 80 percent marks to contractors in charge of landscape maintenance work so they receive full payments from monthly claims submitted.
Whereas the project director, having the power to appoint contractors, suppliers and consultants, and also to approve payments, would also approve the claims submitted by the contractors so that they received full payment as stated in the contract.
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