The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has remanded a blogger to assist in investigations into claims of bribery in a ministry project worth some RM41 million.
Magistrate Zulaikha Rohanuddin issued a two-day remand order until May 13 after MACC's application at the Magistrate's Court in Putrajaya today.
A source said the man was believed to have received about RM1.3 million in bribes from an IT company in 2020.
The source said the request and payment of the bribes was believed to be an incentive for the suspect to lobby so that the company in question obtained the related contracts.
It is understood that MACC will also look into the procurement procedure for the project.
When contacted, MACC senior director of investigation Hishamuddin Hashim confirmed the remand.
He said the case is being investigated under Section 16 of the MACC Act 2009.