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Senior govt officer, retiree arrested over RM700,000 bribe

They are believed to have solicited the bribe in exchange for not reporting a factory's falsification of crude palm oil sales declarations.

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A senior officer of a state government department and a retiree have been arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for allegedly receiving a bribe of about RM700,000 from a palm oil factory.

According to a source, the two suspects were arrested at about 11am yesterday when they went to the Sabah MACC office.

They were believed to have solicited the bribe in return for not reporting to the Sabah finance ministry the factory’s falsification of crude palm oil sales declarations.

Sabah MACC director S Karunanith, when contacted, confirmed their arrest.

He did not rule out the possibility of more arrests to be made in connection with the case.

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