ALOR SETAR: A Public Works Department assistant senior engineer, who was remanded for alleged corruption in connection with road maintenance and upgrading projects, has been released on a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) bail of RM100,000.
An MACC source said the 56-year-old suspect was released at about noon Monday, a day before his six-day remand expired on Tuesday.
"The suspect was released on RM100,000 bail with two sureties until Feb 13 pending completion of investigations," said Kedah MACC director Datuk Mohd Fouzi Mohammed when contacted.
The MACC arrested the suspect at his house on Jan 18 for allegedly receiving bribes from a contractor for approving road construction and maintenance contracts in the Sik district since 2012.
Two days later, during an inspection, cash amounting to RM1.1mil was found in plastic containers and chocolate tins stashed inside the wooden wall of a master bedroom in the suspect's house. - Bernama