MACC nabs government agency director and wife for alleged graft


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 08 Feb 2017

PETALING JAYA: The director of a government agency and his wife were nabbed by the Selangor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over alleged abuse of power.

The suspect, aged 54, was detained at a hotel in Bagan Lalang, Sepang, at about 12pm on Wednesday.

A team of MACC officers also arrested the suspect's wife, 36, an administrative assistant in the same agency, at her office.

Two company directors, said to have been awarded the contracts, were also taken in for questioning.

Selangor MACC director Datuk Wan Ramli Wan Abdullah confirmed the arrests and said the four suspects will be remanded on Friday.

Over the past few months, the MACC has made a string of high-profile arrests, including several big fish in positions of power.

Among them were a Rural and Regional Development Ministry secretary-general and those helming agencies such as Felda, Tekun, Iris Corporation Berhad, as well as officers with the Immigration and Public Works Departments.

One of the pledges made by the new MACC chief commissioner Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad, who took over the hot seat on Aug 1, 2016, was to clean up the public sector and government-linked companies within three years.

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