Assistant civil engineer nabbed over alleged power abuse

Zanariah Abd Mutalib

PUTRAJAYA: Sarawak Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has detained an assistant civil engineer for alleged abuse of power involving over RM40,000, two years ago.

The 48-year-old individual, attached with a government department, was detained at the state MACC office at 3.50pm when he turned up to give his statement.

Sources said the engineer was believed to have abused his power by asking a company, belonging to his wife and relative, to conduct several maintenance works for rural water system for areas in Bau, Lundu and Sematan throughout 2016.

Sources added all payment for the completed work had been credited into the company’s account the same year.

Sarawak MACC director Razim Mohd Noor confirmed the arrest and said that the engineer would be brought before the Special Court handling corruption cases in Sarawak tomorrow.

He added that the suspect was detained under Section 23 of the MACC Act 2009. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd