Penang Zakat probe is close to completion, says MACC
GEORGE TOWN: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigations into alleged graft at Penang Zakat are close to being completed.
Sources said the fact that the remaining five officers, including the Penang Zakat chief executive officer in MACC custody were released yesterday, showed that the investigations would be completed soon.
A source told the New Straits Times that MACC investigators were satisfied that they had managed to establish a case in both points of focus, state commission director Datuk Abdul Aziz Aban had announced recently.
Aziz had said the first point of focus was the claim that Penang Zakat officers allegedly received valuable items, cheques and cash from contractors as incentives to give them projects or work-related programmes.
The one was the probe into its CEO, a Datuk who is believed to have given education aid and scholarships to his children without going through the Penang Islamic Affairs Department.
“What remains now is the goahead from the Attorney-General’s Chambers to charge them in court,” the source said yesterday. Investigation papers are expected to be submitted to the chambers soon.