MACC detains Minister’s political secretary for accepting luxury watch

MACC detains Minister’s political secretary for accepting luxury watch

PUTRAJAYA : A political secretary of Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Minister Salahuddin Ayub  was detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)  on suspicion of accepting a bribe in the form of a luxury watch worth about RM28,000.

According to MACC sources, the 47-year-old man was taken into custody at 5pm after he came to give his statement at the MACC headquarters here today.

“The man was believed to have accepted the luxury watch as an inducement to enable a project developer to be awarded projects under the Ministry’s purview,” the sources said, adding that the MACC would seek a remand order on the suspect at the Magistrate’s Court here tomorrow.Advertisement

The case is being investigated under Section16(a) (A) of the MACC Act 2009.

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