Malaysia: Ex-ministry senior asst secretary nabbed for alleged bribery

A former senior assistant secretary has been arrested for allegedly accepting bribes over a contract involving a ministry that he was attached to.

The 42-year-old, who now serves as a director of a training institute, was detained on Monday (Oct 5) while being called by graft investigators for questioning.

Sources said he is suspected to have received bribes from companies supplying fertilisers to the ministry.

“We believe the tender awarded to the three companies which belonged to the same individual is worth RM118mil for two years.

The suspect was brought before the Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday (Oct 6) and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has obtained a seven-day remand order for him.

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