KTMB contracts: Company director gets seven-day remand for alleged bribery

by BERNAMA / graphic by MZUKRI MOHAMAD

KUALA LUMPUR – A company director has been remanded for seven days from today, to facilitate investigations into a RM2 million bribery case involving Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) officials, in 2016 and 2017.

The remand order was granted by the Magistrate’s Court here after the remand application was made by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) this morning.

According to a source from MACC, the 63-year-old man was detained at the MACC Kuala Lumpur office at 3.10pm yesterday when he was there to give his statement.

The man is believed to have bribed officials of Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) as an inducement to help his company secure railroad construction and port development contracts in the Songkhla region in Thailand.

Kedah MACC director Datuk Shaharom Nizam Abd Manap who confirmed the arrest also informed that the case was being investigated under Section 17 (a) of the MACC Act 2009.