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A mid-ranking civil servant in Malaysia who has been arrested for corruption was described as the mastermind of a scheme that siphoned RM100 million (S$34 million) in state funds from 2010.
Officers from the anti-corruption commission detained the 56-year-old suspect, a division secretary at an unnamed ministry, along with eight others who were contractors from 14 companies.
The firms were paid money from government coffers for programmes and projects that were never carried out, and gave kickbacks of RM20 million to the division secretary, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said.
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