Company heads nabbed over ill-gotten ad contract

  • Nation
  • Friday, 12 Jun 2020

PUTRAJAYA: Three company directors have been arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for allegedly committing bribery last year to secure an advertising contract worth RM90mil from a government agency.

The directors, aged between 31 and 48, were arrested on Wednesday evening when they were summoned to have their statements recorded at the MACC headquarters here.

A source said MACC had also identified the government agency officials involved in the case.

“MACC is expecting to carry out a series of arrests on those involved,” said the source.

The source said the company involved was believed to have presented fake information to make the bid for a tender.

The company, according to the source, does not have the right qualifications to carry out the task and failed a technical and financial evaluation.

“However, the company was awarded the job when the conditions for the tender was set aside.”

It was believed a sum of RM5mil changed hands for the tender to be awarded.

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