ARREST OF EMPLOYEES: PETRONAS WILL GIVE COOPERATION TO MACC

12 Jul 2013 11:19

KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 (Bernama) -- Petronas will continue to extend its fullest cooperation to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), following the arrest and charging of its two employees on suspicion of committing graft today.

It said the arrests and charges were made, following investigations conducted by the MACC on the alleged offences.

"Petronas has and will continue to extend its fullest cooperation to the MACC in discharging its duty, in line with the company's zero-tolerance policy towards any form of corruption and misconduct among its employees," said Petronas in a statement here today.

Earlier today, two Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) senior managers pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court to accepting bribes amounting to RM403,000 and RM23,000, respectively.

Idris M. Shuhud, 47, senior manager of a pipe replacement project, allegedly purchased and renovated his house in Bandar Tun Hussein, Cheras with the RM403,000 bribe he received from Penaga Orbit and Genius Response director Kamaruddin Mohd Daud in return for approving Technical Bids Evaluation, Commercial Bids Evaluation and Services Completion Certificates.

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