KUANTAN, Malaysia - Most of the 500 people who were detained in the country last year on suspicion of corruption were civil servants. They numbered 191, followed by 180 employees in the private sector, 107 members of the public and 22 politicians.
The figures were released by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission deputy chief commissioner (management) Datuk Zakaria Jaffar yesterday.
He said that among civil servants, two were from the top management group, 29 from the professional group and the remaining 160 from the support group.
Of those detained, 176 were charged in court for corrupt practices. They comprised 89 civil servants, 27 private sector employees, 46 civilians and 14 politicians.
Zakaria had earlier witnessed the handing over of duties by former Pahang MACC chief Datuk Sutinah Sutan to her successor, Mohd Samsudin Yusoff.
Sutinah has been named the MACC deputy chief commissioner (prevention).