JOHOR BARU: A civil servant has been arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) here for allegedly taking bribes amounting to RM20,000 over a period of two years.
According to a source, the 40-year-old woman was arrested at the Johor Baru MACC office at about 5.30pm on Tuesday (June 6) after showing up to give her statement.
It is learnt that the woman, who is also a part-time property agent, had asked for and received bribes from two individuals between 2021 and 2022 as an inducement to get them non-bumiputra lots for a housing project in Johor.
"The suspect had also convinced her two victims that she was able to get them the lots by using her position as an enforcement officer of a government department," said the source, adding that the case is being investigated under Section 17(a) of the MACC Act 2009.
On a separate matter, the Segamat MACC has also arrested a financial administrative assistant of a local council for using her position to deposit salary arrears and allowances into her own account.
The 32-year-old woman was arrested at the Segamat MACC office after giving her statement at about 2pm on Tuesday (June 6) and is being investigated under Section 23 of the MACC Act 2009.
It is learnt that the suspect, who is not eligible for the salary arrears and allowances, had deposited a sum of RM1,000 into her account in February and April.
When contacted, Johor MACC director Datuk Azmi Alias confirmed both arrests.
The suspects were later released under MACC bail.