PUTRAJAYA: An engineer with an oil and gas company and his wife have been remanded for six days to assist with a probe into a graft case involving RM361,000.
The remand order was issued by Magistrate Khir Nizam Jemari against the couple, who had arrived at the magistrate's court about 9am, flanked by several Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission officers.
It was reported that the couple had allegedly solicited and accepted bribes worth RM361,000 in the Sabah Ammonia Urea (SAMUR) project in Sipitang, Sabah, three years ago.
The 58-year-old engineer and his 49-year-old wife were detained at their home in Shah Alam at 2pm on Monday.
The engineer, who is the quality analysis and quality control (QA&QC) manager in the project was alleged to have solicited and received bribes from the main contractor as payment for the suspect to appoint the sub-contracting company to carry out pipe testing works.
The payments were reported to have been deposited into the personal accounts of the suspect and his wife's company account.