Abuse of power: MACC detains district PWD engineer

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JOHOR BAHRU: An engineer with the Kulai district Public Works Department was detained today for allegedly abusing his power and post.

The 38-year-old suspect was detained about 1pm when he went to give his statement at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters office here.

According to a source, the engineer is suspected of awarding several cleaning and grass-cutting projects, worth nearly RM20,000, at several locations in Kulai, to his brother.

The case is being investigated under Section 23 of the MACC Act 2009, which provides imprisonment for up to 20 years and a fine of not less than five times the gratification, or RM10,000, whichever is higher, upon conviction.

Johor MACC director Azmi Alias, when contacted, confirmed the arrest and said the suspect would be charged with the offence at the Johor Bahru Special Corruption Court tomorrow.