JOHOR BARU: Two senior officers from the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) have been detained for alleged graft involving a petroleum engineering company.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) detained the Johor DOSH deputy director (operations) at the state MACC headquarters here at about 11pm on Friday.
A seven-day remand order was issued by Sessions Court assistant registrar Norhidayah Abd Manaf yesterday.
One of the suspects, 47, was said to have conspired to solicit and accept RM8,000 as an inducement not to act against the company for installing a grip hoist without prior approval from DOSH.
It was learnt that the suspect had taken the bribe via another DOSH officer who was remanded on Nov 1.
A team of MACC officers conducted searches at three locations and found RM40,400 and S$1,613 (RM5,005), together with documents connected with the project.
Johor MACC director Datuk Azmi Alias, when contacted, confirmed the arrest.
It was earlier reported that a 37-year-old state DOSH assistant director was remanded for allegedly accepting a RM30,000 bribe for the same purpose.