MACC arrests GM of government agency for allegedly giving projects to wife’s companies

MACC has arrested a general manager of a government agency on suspicion of having abused his power in giving over 50 projects to two companies belonging to his wife. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
MACC has arrested a general manager of a government agency on suspicion of having abused his power in giving over 50 projects to two companies belonging to his wife. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested a general manager of a government agency here on suspicion of having abused his power in giving over 50 projects worth almost RM1 million to two companies belonging to his wife.

According to a source, the 62-year-old suspect was picked up at his office at 11 am today.

“The two companies belonging to his wife were established in 2010 and 2015, respectively.

“The suspect was believed to have abused his power since he was appointed as the agency’s deputy general manager in 2014 before he was promoted to general manager in September 2016,” he told Bernama here today.

The source said the suspect was also believed to be involved directly in the request for quotation process based on the agency’s prescribed procurement procedures, while having the officer-in-charge approved all payments to his wife’s company.

“The MACC has also carried out inspections on the general manager’s office and house, as well as his wife’s companies located in the city.

“We have also seized several documents related to the projects awarded to his wife’s companies for further investigations,” he said.

MACC Investigation Department director Datuk Simi Abd Ghani, when contacted, confirmed the arrest. — Bernama

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