Petronas confirms arrest of employee by MACC

May 11, 2022

A junior level executive? Really? And will see people jumping out of MACC headquarters to protect any higher ups?

Dateline 2022-04-09, The Edge:

Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has confirmed that one of its junior level executives has been arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for suspected graft.

In a statement on Saturday, the national oil company said it is committed to fully cooperate with the MACC in its investigations, and it staunchly condemns all forms of misconduct among its employees.

“To this end, Petronas has been working closely with the MACC since 2012 and will continue this collaboration to stamp out corruption within the group.

“The group has zero tolerance against corruption and will continue to leverage its internal mechanisms to prevent corrupt behaviour,” it added.

Malaysia investigates Chinese gas pipeline deals for fraud, possible corruption

July 20, 2018

Dateline 2018-06-07, Taiwan News:

Malaysia’s Anti-Corruption Commission has begun an investigation into two gas pipeline projects contracted to a Chinese company on suspicion of fraud and violation of contract terms.

Malaysia’s Finance Minister, Lim Guan Eng will head to Beijing to discuss the deals and other infrastructure projects with a mandate to potentially terminate some of the agreements, according to the Nikkei Asian Review.

Lim said that it was “highly suspicious” that around 88 percent of the cost of the two pipeline projects had been paid to the China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau (CPPB), despite only 13 percent of the work being done.

The Finance Ministry also alleges that the awarding of the contract did not follow protocol, leading to a case being filed by Malaysia’s Anti-Corruption Commission.

Petronas: Internal probe led to MACC arrest of 3 men

October 17, 2017

Really? Rumor had it, that MACC officials had difficulties in accessing the office.

Dateline 2017-09-06, FMT:

The arrest of three individuals, including a senior Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB) officer, by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) yesterday followed an internal investigation by the oil and gas company.

PCSB’s parent company Petronas released a statement today confirming the arrests, saying it had filed a complaint with the anti-graft agency after its own investigations into the staff concerned.

“Petronas does not condone nor tolerate any form of misconduct among its employees and contractors, and is extending its fullest cooperation to MACC to further assist in its investigation if necessary,” Petronas said in its statement.

Yesterday, the MACC said it arrested three individuals over suspected graft involving RM23.7 million.


Former Tanjung Offshore executive director detained in graft probe

July 3, 2015

Dateline 2015-05-20, TMI:

The Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission today arrested a former Tanjung Offshore Bhd executive director to facilitate investigations into a graft probe.

The former director was among four people who were called to the MACC’s headquarters in Putrajaya this evening to have their statements recorded in relation to a graft probe in a purchase of Tanjung Offshore subsidiary Gas Generators (M) Sdn Bhd (Gastec) in 2013, sources close to the investigation said.

MACC is expected to obtain a remand order on the former director tomorrow. The other three  were released after MACC seized documents from them and recorded their statements.