PUTRAJAYA: A senior executive of a government-linked company (GLC) and his wife were detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) yesterday, allegedly for soliciting and receiving bribes amounting to over RM600,000 for appointing a transport company for a product distribution job.
According to an MACC source, the couple, who are in their 50s and 40s, was arrested at about 7pm at a house in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
The man was alleged to have asked for a payment of about RM20,000 per month in exchange for appointing a transport company to distribute a petroleum-based product nationwide between July 2019 and April this year.
His wife, meanwhile, is believed to have colluded with him in committing the offence.
The MACC source said the woman was also believed to have been using a debit card belonging to the transport company, while the owner of the company was involved in the official duties of her husband.
The couple was remanded for six days from today until June 10 after an order was issued by magistrate Shah Wira Abdul Halim after hearing an application by the MACC at the magistrates’ court, here.
MACC senior investigation director Hishamuddin Hashim, when contacted, confirmed the couple’s arrest under Section 17(a) of the MACC Act 2009.