Owner of employment agency among two owned by MACC

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) yesterday arrested a businessman and employment agency owner to help him investigate an alleged corruption case involving quota allocation for foreign workers .

According to a source, the two men, aged 30 and 50, were detained between 10 p.m. and midnight yesterday at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya.

“The businessman is being investigated for allegedly receiving RM1million in bribes from an employment agent, while the second suspect allegedly bribed a company that provides platform for the application of foreign workers,” the source said.

The source added that Magistrate Irza Zulaikha Rohanuddin of Putrajaya Magistrate’s Court this morning granted a request by MACC to remand the suspects for three days from today.

Yesterday, MACC arrested eight people and received a remand order to hold six, while two others – a man and a woman – were released on bail from MACC after their statements were taken regarding the receiving bribes to obtain a quota of foreign workers.

MACC Senior Director of Investigations Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hashim confirmed the arrests and said the matter was being investigated under Section 16(a) of the MACC Act 2009. – Bernama

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