3 nabbed for alleged bribery in RM27 million Pahang logging project

KUALA LUMPUR: Three men have been detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over a bribery case amounting to RM3 million, relating to a RM27 million logging project in Pahang, five years ago.

According to a source, the trio – two company directors aged 39 and 57; and a former board member of a company, 73 – were detained after giving their statements to the anti-graft agency at its headquarters yesterday.

The source said the men were arrested on suspicion of offering and accepting bribes amounting to RM3 million.

“The case is related to the acquisition of a 6,591.67-acre (2,667ha) logging project in one of the districts in Pahang in 2015.”

The former board member will be remanded for three days until Aug 16; while the two company directors will be remanded for four days.

The remand order was issued by magistrate Shah Wira Abdul Halim at the Putrajaya Magistrate’s Court, today.

Meanwhile, MACC deputy chief commissioner (Operations) Datuk Seri Ahmad Khusairi Yahaya, when contacted, confirmed the arrests, adding that the case is being investigated under Section 16 of the MACC Act 2009.

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