CEO, dept head of solid waste management company remanded

The CEO and department head were arrested when they went to the MACC office in Alor Setar, Kedah, to give their statements yesterday.

ALOR SETAR: The chief executive officer of a solid waste management and public cleansing concessionaire in Kedah and the head of the company’s contract and acquisition department have been remanded for four days for alleged corruption.

The remand order against the duo was issued by Alor Setar Magistrate’s Court assistant registrar Rashidah Azmi.

The CEO, aged 50, and the department head, a woman aged 34, were detained at about 6pm yesterday when they went to the state MACC office here to give their statements.

According to a source, they were alleged to have received a bribe in return for extending the services of a contractor to carry out solid waste management and public cleaning activities.

The bribe was in the form of renovation work costing RM350,000 at a restaurant belonging to the CEO, the source said.

Kedah MACC director Shaharom Nizam Abd Manap confirmed the arrests.