Company manager remanded over alleged kickbacks to secure projects worth RM60mil


PUTRAJAYA: A company manager has been remanded to assist in a probe over his alleged involvement in corrupt activities to secure a RM60mil deal from a ministry.

The suspect was brought before magistrate Roslizawati Mohd Zanin, who allowed for the suspect to be remanded for four days beginning Thursday (June 24) following an application by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

The suspect was arrested at the MACC headquarters around midnight after he was called in to have his statements recorded.

The arrest was a follow-up to an investigation carried out against an assistant undersecretary for allegedly accepting bribes in various forms totalling RM1mil as a reward for assisting 11 companies to secure tender from the ministry, which he is attached to.

According to sources, the suspect is said to be in cahoots with the civil servant to monopolise the ministry’s projects worth RM60mil since 2018.

Sources also said the syndicate that the company manager and the assistant undersecretary was involved is said to have hogged at least 16 projects, involving 11 graft payoffs.

The case is being investigated under Section 17 (a) of the MACC Act.

On June 23, the civil servant was remanded for five days to help in a probe for allegedly using his position to help companies secure projects from his ministry and in return, received gratifications in the form of cash of about RM300, 000, jewellery, two acres of land, a two-storey shoplot and a motorcycle.

It is learnt that the 46-year-old suspect had been helping these companies to secure general supplies, transportation and services contracts since 2016.

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