PUTRAJAYA: An assistant undersecretary of a ministry has been remanded for allegedly demanding bribes from a company involved in a supply tender worth RM42mil for an enforcement agency.
It is understood that the man, in his 40s, had demanded 5% from the company that was awarded the four-year project to supply, process, print and post summonses issued by the enforcement agency from 2020 to 2023.
Also remanded were the contractor as well as two staff members of the company who allegedly paid the civil servant.
Sources said the man had set 5% to be paid to him based on the progress payment received by the company from the government.
“Investigators are in the process of determining how much the man has received so far,” said a source.
All four were arrested at 10pm on Tuesday at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters.
They were brought before Magistrate Shah Wira Abdul Halim, who allowed MACC prosecutors to remand them for six days beginning yesterday.
The case is being investigated under Section 16 (a) (A) of the MACC Act 2009.
In another case, a 43-year-old businessman has been remanded for five days for suspected involvement in money laundering.
He was arrested on Tuesday.
He is believed to have obtained money through the sale of a Ferrari worth nearly RM1mil that did not belong to him, to purchase a Lamborghini for himself that cost almost RM1.8mil.
The case is being investigated under Section 4 of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.