A Sabah government official allegedly demanded sexual favours as bribe from a woman to offer his support for her agricultural loan
The official works as the head of a department in the Keningau district.
According to a report in a local newspaper, the 51-year-old senior civil servant asked for sexual favours before he could provide his support for the woman to secure an agriculture loan.
He was arrested on Friday, 19 March at a hotel in Keningau
The arrest was carried by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC) at about 3.30pm.
New Straits Times reported Sabah MACC director Karunanithy Subbiah as confirming the arrest, saying that it was to facilitate investigations into the case.
According to Karunanithy, the senior civil servant was detained for 24 hours to obtain his statement and was then released on MACC bail amounting to RM10,000, with a local surety.
He is being investigated under Section 17 (a) of the MACC Act 2009
The Sabah MACC director explained that the interpretation of bribe under Section 3 of the MACC Act 2009 covers various matters including loans, positions, and services such as sexual favours.