The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) picked up one of its own officers and three other individuals on Thursday for allegedly soliciting and taking bribes amounting to RM400,000 to avoid investigation on the JanaWibawa programme.
According to a source, one of them, a woman, was released on MACC bail while the three other suspects were remanded until March 13.
The source also said that MACC was tracking down a man known as "Datuk Roy", believed to be the key planner in the corruption case.
"The man in his 50s had previously been charged in court and was sentenced to jail on a corruption offence," the source told Bernama.
MACC chief commissioner Azam Baki, when contacted by Bernama, confirmed the matter.
"MACC will not compromise with any of its officers found to be violating the law," he said.