A chief executive officer (CEO) of an information technology company was one of eight people arrested on suspicion of receiving bribes for enabling employers or agents to achieve quotas for foreign employees.
According to information gathered, the "payment" per quota was between RM800 and RM1,500.
When they were summoned to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters on Tuesday, August 2nd, the CEO and other suspects, including a senior company official, were arrested.
However, only six, including the CEO, were remanded, while two others were released on bail.
Wednesday, August 3, the suspects appeared before Magistrate Irza Zulakha Rohanuddin, who issued a three-day remand order until Friday, August 5.
Two detained individuals were employment agency employees, while the other two were employment agency owners.
According to sources, the company is considered a government-appointed platform provider for applications from foreign workers.
Between May and July 29th, the corporation reportedly handled 345,861 applications.
Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hashim, director of investigations for the MACC, confirmed the remand and the ongoing investigation.
The MACC reportedly conducted a raid on the company last month.