GLC GM among 10 arrested over alleged abuse of power, corruption

KUALA LUMPUR: The general manager of a government-linked company (GLC) was among 10 people detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on suspicion of abuse of power and corruption.

Following the arrests, the MACC had frozen a total of RM10 million from the accounts of some of the suspects.

MACC director of investigations Datuk Azam Baki said the general manager, in his 40s, was picked up at the headquarters of a bank at about 2pm on Thursday.

"The suspects, including contractors, were detained at several locations in Kuala Lumpur and Pahang.

"All of them have been remanded since yesterday to facilitate investigations," he told Bernama here today.

On Thursday, a managing director with the honourific title 'Datuk', from the said GLC was also detained by the MACC over an investigation into a case involving abuse of power and corruption.

He was believed to have been involved in the bank's system exchange tender and the publishing of a book on a national leader.

The MACC is launching a big scale operation to arrest those who had misused their power and lived beyond their means.

This is in line with a recent statement by MACC chief commissioner Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad to rid the government service of corruption, malpractices and misuse of power. — Bernama