MACC detains training centre officer for awarding RM36,000 contracts to family members; two more arrested for false claims

KOTA KINABALU:  Sabah’s Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) apprehended a civil servant working for a federal government training agency for misusing his post and handing over contracts worth RM36,000 to his family members.


According to source, the accused who is in his 40s was arrested at around 12.15 pm at the MACC office here.

MACC Sabah director, S. Karunanithy when contacted confirmed the arrest and said that the suspect was detained for allegedly awarding several supply contracts and the repairs of computer devices as well as food supply amounting to RM36,000 to his family members.

He expressed his disappointment that there are still some civil servants who are using their position for their own gain by giving contracts to members of their family which is an offence under Section 23 of the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009, although warning after warning has been issued to all civil servants but it continues to happen.

In another development, Karunanithy also affirmed that two individuals were detained following the arrest of four civil servants at a federal agency in Sabah for offences linked to the submission of false travel claims several days ago.

He said that they were staffs from the same agency and are 39 years old and 41 years old, respectively.

They were arrested on 14 February at about 12 pm also at the MACC office here for an offence under Section 18 of the same Act.

He informed that all those detained would be kept for 24 hours for further investigation and will be brought to the Kota Kinabalu Special Corruption Court.

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