Of­fi­cial in Sabah graft probe re­leased

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

PE­TAL­ING JAYA: Sabah Water Depart­ment di­rec­tor Ag Tahir Ag Talib, who was ar­rested re­cently for al­leged cor­rup­tion, was re­leased yes­ter­day pend­ing com­ple­tion of the probe, said Malaysian Anti-Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion (MACC) deputy chief com­mis­sioner (op­er­a­tions) Datuk Azam Baki.

The re­mand of four other sus­pects, in­clud­ing the depart­ment’s deputy di­rec­tor Teoh Chee Kong, will end to­mor­row.

“It does not mean that he will be walk­ing free or won’t be charged, it means that he is be­ing re­leased pend­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion. We are still in the midst of record­ing statements, sort­ing out doc­u­ments and col­lect­ing ev­i­dence,” said an MACC source.

The di­rec­tor and his deputy are al­leged to have taken kick­backs and be­ing in­volved in money laundering from RM3.3 bil­lion worth of fed­eral projects which were dis­bursed to com­pa­nies un­der their sib­lings’ names.

MACC had seized some RM53.7 mil­lion in cash from houses and of­fices of the depart­ment di­rec­tor and his deputy.

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