MACC to charge two for alleged bribery in bauxite-mining ops in Kuantan

KUANTAN: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is expected to charge two state civil servants with bribery in the bauxite-mining activities at the Sessions Court here tomorrow.

A MACC spokesman said the two were officers from state Land and Mines Office (PTG).

He said they would be charged under Section 17(a) of the MACC Act 2009.

Under the Act, he said an offender was liable to be fined RM10,000 or five times the amount of bribery, whichever is higher, and an imprisonment of up to 20 years, if convicted.

It was reported on Friday that MACC investigations director Datuk Azam Baki said the commission had uncovered sale of docket, or 13D form, allegedly by staff of PTG to illegal bauxite operators to carry out mining here.

MACC has so far detained nine people including six PTG employees in connection with such corrupt practices since last week.

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