Terengganu MACC arrests couple for procurement abuse

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in Terengganu has arrested a married couple suspected of abusing their positions within a state agency to secure procurement contracts valued at over RM200,000. According to a source, the male suspect, aged around 30, was detained at his office around noon on Monday (July 15), while his wife, also...

Anti-graft group urges govt to be careful with using its resources in Sg Bakap

PETALING JAYA: An anti-graft group says recent contributions announced for houses of worship in Sungai Bakap, the construction of a fire station, and the upgrading of a market may constitute elements of bribery and corruption. #RasuahBusters said such contributions also violated the mandate and trust of the people. "Any form of promises and gifts leading up to...

PAS-led Perlis govt will function as usual, says state Perikatan deputy chief

KANGAR: The PAS-led Perlis government will continue to function as usual and will not be affected by the detention of Mentri Besar Mohd Shukri Ramli by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). ALSO READ: MACC detains Perlis MB Mohd Shukri Perlis Perikatan Nasional deputy chairman Abu Bakar Hamzah said the central leadership would later decide the way forward for...

MACC investigating claims state leader awarded contracts to son’s company

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has initiated a probe against a senior state leader over claims that he appointed companies which he has vested interests in for several projects. Sources with knowledge of the investigation said the individual, a leader in a northern state, is believed to have awarded projects worth RM300,000 to these companies. It is...

MACC detains Perlis fisheries employee suspected of taking bribes

KANGAR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) arrested an employee of the Perlis State Fisheries Office who is believed to have received monthly kickbacks from a company two years ago. According to an MACC source, the 44-year-old man is believed to have received bribes amounting to RM800 monthly as an inducement so that the Fisheries Department would...

‘My honeymoon is over, now go catch the bees’, King tells MACC chief

PETALING JAYA: His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim, King of Malaysia, reaffirms that fighting corruption, the country's number one enemy, will be a major focus of his reign. Sultan Ibrahim said he had granted an audience to Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki on Monday (April 1) to find out the latest developments from...

My knowledge of PetroSaudi is only from documents, Jasmine Loo tells court

KUALA LUMPUR: A witness in Datuk Seri Najib Razak's 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) trial has told the High Court that her knowledge about PetroSaudi International (PSI) Ltd was only based on documents. Former 1MDB general counsel Jasmine Loo said this when asked by Najib's lead counsel, Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, if PSI, a company with...

‘My honeymoon is over, now go catch the bees’, King tells MACC chief

PETALING JAYA: His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim, King of Malaysia, reaffirms that fighting corruption, the country's number one enemy, will be a major focus of his reign. Sultan Ibrahim said he had granted an audience to Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki on Monday (April 1) to find out the latest developments from...

MACC seizes eight luxury cars worth RM6mil from smugglers

PUTRAJAYA: Eight luxury cars valued at about RM6mil has been seized by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in their probe into a syndicate believed to have smuggled tobacco, cigarettes and liquor into the country. It is learnt that the cars belong to several individuals who own companies involved or acted as middlemen who bribed officers of...

Court of Appeal acquits Mohd Isa Samad of corruption charges

PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal here has acquitted Tan Sri Mohd Isa Samad of his conviction and sentence on nine counts of corruption involving the purchase of a hotel in Sarawak. In a unanimous decision, a three-judge panel chaired by Justice Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera allowed Mohd Isa's appeal against his conviction and sentence. "The appeal is...