MACC arrests three company directors for alleged bribery over RM90mil govt contract

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  • Thursday, 11 Jun 2020

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested three company directors for alleged bribery to secure an advertising contract worth RM90mil under a government agency last year.

The directors, aged from 31 and 48, were arrested on Wednesday (June 10) evening when they were called to have their statements recorded here.

Sources said that investigators had also identified officers of the government agency who were involved.

"The MACC expects to carry out a series of arrests against individuals who we believe are in league with the directors," said the source.

According to the source, the company had provided false information for a tender and were later awarded the contract.

It is believed the company did not have the right qualification for the job and had in fact failed a technical and financial evaluation.

"However, because they had bribed certain officials, conditions that the company had to meet were set aside, were awarded the job," said the source.

It is understood that the bribery involved a sum of RM5mil.

MACC deputy chief commissioner Datuk Seri Ahmad Khusairi Yahaya confirmed the arrests.

He said the suspects have been remanded for four days.

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