KOTA KINABALU: Two employees at a state statutory body here have been detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over suspicions they received a RM2,700 bribe.
The first suspect, who is in his 40s, was apprehended in Tuaran at 3.15pm on Wednesday.
This then led to the arrest of the second suspect, who is in his 30s, at around 8pm the same day in the Kota Kinabalu MACC office.
It is learnt that the money was asked from a worker who was carrying out agricultural work at the statutory body as a reward for getting the contract for the job.
The MACC also seized RM3,500 cash, which is believed to have also been obtained through corrupt practices.
Sabah MACC director S. Karunanithy confirmed the arrests yesterday.
He said they would be investigated under Section 17(a) of the MACC Act 2009 for receiving gratification.
“Both suspects are being held for 24 hours for further investigation, and will be released on MACC bail, ” he said.