Two Sabah state employees held for allegedly receiving bribe

KOTA KINABALU: Two employees of a state statutory body were detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on Wednesday (April 28) on suspicion of receiving a bribe worth RM2,700.

The first suspect in his 40s was arrested in Tuaran at 3.15pm, which led to the arrest of the second suspect, in his 30s, at around 8pm in the Kota Kinabalu MACC office.

It was learnt that the money was requested from a worker carrying out agricultural works at the statutory body, as a reward for getting the contract for the job.

Also seized was RM3,500 cash, believed to have also been obtained through corrupt practices.

Sabah MACC director S. Karunanithy confirmed the arrests on Thursday (April 29).

He said both suspects will be investigated under Section 17(a) of the MACC Act 2009 for receiving gratification.

"Both suspects are being held for 24 hours for further investigations, and will be released on MACC bail," he added.

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