KOTA KINABALU: An assistant engineer with the Sabah Drainage and Irrigation Department has been arrested for alleged corruption.
Graft busters picked up the 31-year-old woman at her office here at about 10.30am Friday.
Sabah MACC director Datuk Sazali Salbi confirmed the arrest but declined to provide further details.
Initial investigations by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigators showed that the woman had demanded and received RM1,800 to appoint a company to supply goods and materials for the department’s sports and recreation club.
The investigations are being carried out under Section 17(a) of the MACC Act, which provide for a jail term of up to 20 years and a fine of five times of the amount of gratification involved, upon conviction.