MACC nabs GLC head over RM300 mil worth of building projects

PUTRAJAYA: A government link company chief executive officer has been detained by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) over alleged power abuse in the awarding of contracts for construction projects worth RM300 million.

The “Datuk” was arrested about noon today, according to MACC sources.

MACC raided three different locations in Klang Valley to obtain documents on the case before the arrest was made, said the source.

“The 59-year-old is alleged to have abused his position to manipulate processes in several on-going construction projects,” said the source.

He said although the projects were awarded to construction companies through open tenders, several matters were purposely raised so that other contractors could not get the projects.

The MACC source said this saw the “Datuk” giving the contracts to his cronies.

In January this year, MACC arrested a former chief executive officer of a GLC for allegedly taking bribes and abusing his power.

The 61-year-old suspect was believed to have received bribes worth about RM3.3 million by abusing his position for personal gain.