MACC nabs two Sabah PKR members over bribery allegations

KOTA KINABALU: A candidate for the Kimanis PKR division chief post has been arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on suspicion of bribing delegates for the upcoming party elections in the state.

MACC also arrested an ordinary party member for the same offence.

The men, aged 46 and 47, were detained separately at about 8.40pm Friday (Oct 26) in two different locations near Kimanis, Papar.

According to a source, the two men were apprehended for allegedly giving bribes to delegates in the party polls.

Sabah PKR has 140,000 members and is scheduled to begin voting over two days from Nov 3.

The two suspects were brought to the central lockup at the Sabah police headquarters at around 11am Saturday (Oct 27) for their six-day remand period.

The case is investigated under Section 16(a)(B) of the MACC Act 2009 for soliciting bribe, which carries a maximum jail term of 20 years and a fine of RM10,000, or five times the value of the bribe, whichever is higher, if convicted.