State agency director among five civil servants arrested for corruption

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 21 Nov 2019

KOTA KINABALU: A director of a state agency was among five civil servants who were arrested here in connection with a RM700,000 graft probe involving land re-zoning.

The five, who were detained separately after they were called up to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission office here on Wednesday (Nov 20), were remanded Thursday (Nov 21) to facilitate investigations into the case.

Two of the suspects, aged 56 and 36, were brought before Magistrate Stephanie Sherron Abbie, who allowed for a six-day remand.

They were unrepresented.

The remaining three suspects, aged 60, 56 and 40, were brought before Magistrate Jessica Ombou Kakayun, who then ordered them to be remanded for five days.

The three were represented by counsel Hamid Ismail.

They are being investigated for corrupt practices under Section 17(a) of the MACC Act 2009, which provides for a jail term of up to 20 years' jail, and a fine of not less than five times the bribe, or up to RM10,000, whichever is higher.

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