MACC nabs CEO, company advisor over bribery allegations

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested a chief executive officer and an advisor of a company to help investigations into claims of giving bribes to enforcement officers of a ministry.

They were said to have given bribes to the officers amounting to several hundred thousands of ringgit last year.

The 49-year-old CEO, a Datuk Seri, was arrested around 5.30pm Thursday (April 25) at Dutamas Raya in Kuala Lumpur.

Sources believe that the two were working in cohorts to bribe enforcement officers of a ministry to not take action against the company for illegal deposit activities sometime in 2017.

MACC investigations director Datuk Seri Simi Abd Ghani (pic) confirmed the arrests.

He said the two will be taken to the Putrajaya magistrate's court to be remanded on Friday (April 26).