Two senior executives of Telekom Malaysia (TM) will be charged in court next week for accepting more than RM400,000 in bribes.The duo, a sales director and a sales manager, had allegedly received bribes through various dubious transactions since April two years ago.
Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) special operations director Datuk Mohd Jamidan Abdullah said investigations began in the middle of last year following a tip-off that officials of a TM Bhd subsidiary were involved in corrupt practices.
"Their mode of operation was tracked through falsified documents involving a company that installed the VSAT KU BAND between 2010 and 2012," he said in a statement.
The sales director was arrested in April last year when the MACC was conducting further investigations. He was freed after having his statement recorded.
"The probe revealed that he was involved in accepting bribes amounting to RM260,000 through various transactions over a two-year period," he said.
Jamidan said the sales manager was found to have falsified documents with the intention to cheat, such as using invoices of other firms to make claims from the TM subsidiary.
Through his clandestine activities, the manager is said to have made RM230,000 which was deposited in his bank account.
Jamidan said the manager was arrested a few days ago when he was called to the MACC office for further investigations.
"The MACC has completed its investigations and the two are expected to be charged in court next week," he said. – December 21, 2013.