Another ‘Datuk’ civil servant arrested for graft

Jan 4, 2017
MACC has picked a 'Datuk Seri' in connection with corruption and fraud.
MACC has picked a ‘Datuk’ in connection with corruption and fraud.

A top government officer with the title of “Datuk” is the latest to be detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for alleged corruption, The Star online reported.

It is learnt that a team from the MACC picked up the secretary-general of a federal ministry at about 8am on Wednesday.

The suspect, aged 59, was detained at his house in USJ Subang Jaya, Selangor.

He is suspected to have abused his power and position since 2010 to solicit for bribes.

Initial investigations showed the suspect had a direct hand in appointing contractors, suppliers and vendors with vested interest.