Sabah MACC detains man for accepting RM150,000 bribe


KOTA KINABALU: Graft busters have arrested a man for allegedly deceiving a contractor into giving a bribe amounting to some RM150,000 in return for a project to repair a school in Sabah’s east coast Beluran district.

According to a source, the suspect, in his 60s, had solicited the bribe from the contractor.

“The amount was to help the contractor to be awarded the RM1.5mil project, which in reality did not exist,” said the source.

The suspect is believed to have committed the act in 2019.

The man was detained when he came to the state Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office at about 10.30am on Monday (Feb 26) to assist in the case, the source added.

When contacted, Sabah MACC director Datuk S. Karunanithy confirmed the arrest.

He said the suspect would be charged at the Special Corruption Court on Tuesday (Feb 27) under Section 16(a)(A) of the MACC Act 2009.

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