MACC arrests 2 DOs, contractor over housing projects worth millions

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The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested two former local council presidents for allegedly receiving bribes from a contractor and housing developer in their respective areas.

According to sources, the suspects – both of whom are currently district officers – were nabbed when they presented themselves to MACC last night.

Also arrested was the contractor suspected of bribing the duo to secure the projects, which were offered by the local councils.

The 42-year-old contractor is said to oversee 16 companies registered to a relative and his employees to secure the projects at the two councils.

“It is believed that these projects were worth millions of ringgit,” the source said, adding that the contractor took a 5% cut.

The source said the two district officers were also given a house worth RM1 million and RM500,000 as well as a paid trip to Europe for giving the housing developer the green light to plan and develop the projects.

The trio are being probed under Section 17A of the MACC Act, which stipulates that companies are liable to punishment if their employees or associates are involved in corruption.

They have been remanded till July 28.

MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Ahmad Khusairi Yahaya confirmed the arrests. – FMT