MACC makes first arrest

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has made its first arrest under section 17A under the ASPRM 2009 law when it arrested a former director for bribery amounting to RM321,350.

The ex-director of a shipping company was arrested for allegedly involving the remuneration of sub-contracting works for oil exploration vessel charter.

“The incident took place between June 29 and Oct 14 last year, ” the MACC said.

The man, aged 64, was arrested yesterday afternoon at the Putrajaya MACC headquarters and is expected to be charged at the Shah Alam Sessions Court this morning under Section 16 (b) (A) of the MACC Act 2009 (ASPRM 2009) for the offence of giving bribes to obtain a contract.

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