MACC to nab Sabah graft sus­pects soon

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KOTA KINABALU: The Malaysian Anti-Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion (MACC) is ex­pected to ar­rest a num­ber of of­fi­cers from a gov­ern­ment agency here soon.

Sabah MACC di­rec­tor Datuk Sazali Salbi said the ar­rests were ex­pected to be con­ducted over three days be­gin­ning Aug 20.

He said more than five sus­pects were ex­pected to be ar­rested.

“We have set up a strat­egy to con­duct the op­er­a­tion and in­ves­ti­ga­tions are on­go­ing,” he said at the Jalur Gemi­lang cam­paign at the state Fed­eral Ad­min­is­tra­tive Com­plex here yes­ter­day.

Sazali said MACC has also lined up an op­er­a­tion against an­other agency next month.

He said the state MACC had briefed its head­quar­ters in Pu­tra­jaya about the up­com­ing ar­rests and the plan has been ap­proved.

“We will hold a press con­fer­ence (in a few weeks) to di­vulge more on both op­er­a­tions.

“MACC will also call up any­one, even (the sus­pects’) wives or sib­lings, to as­sist the in­ves­ti­ga­tions.”

Ear­lier, Sabah Fed­eral Sec­re­tary Datuk Nor Rizan Mohd Thani dis­trib­uted the Jalur Gemi­lang to 26 gov­ern­ment de­part­ments.

“This pro­gramme is a ges­ture of sup­port, col­lab­o­ra­tion and com­mit­ment from fed­eral de­part­ments and agen­cies of the flag-wav­ing cam­paign.”

Nor Rizan also flagged off 11 ve­hi­cles with 50 par­tic­i­pants who would make the trip to SM Inanam and Kam­pung Tata­han com­mu­nity hall yes­ter­day.

The Jalur Gemi­lang pro­gramme was jointly or­gan­ised by the In­for­ma­tion Depart­ment and State Fed­eral Sec­re­tary of­fice. By Olivia Mi­wil

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