PETALING JAYA: It was an internal investigation into a Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB) senior official that revealed suspicions of graft, which led to his arrest by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
The senior official and two others were arrested on Tuesday for suspected graft involving about RM20mil.
Petronas confirmed the arrests in a media statement on Wednesday, saying that it had reported the case to the MACC following its internal investigation of the employee.
The oil and gas company also said it had assisted MACC investigators prior to the arrests.
“Petronas does not condone nor tolerate any form of misconduct among its employees and contractors, and is extending its fullest cooperation to MACC to further assist in its investigation if necessary,” it said.
“Petronas has since 2012 been working closely with the MACC to curb and prevent corruption and misconduct, not just among employees within its group of companies, but also among contractors and third-party service providers,” it said.