Over 1,000 govt, GLC of­fi­cers held for al­leged graft

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

THE Malaysian Anti-Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion (MACC) de­tained 1,037 gov­ern­ment and gov­ern­ment-linked com­pany (GLC) of­fi­cers for al­leged cor­rup­tion and money laun­der­ing be­tween 2014 and Septem­ber this year.

Min­is­ter in the Prime Min­is­ter’s Depart­ment Sen­a­tor Datuk Paul Low Seng Kuan said 225 civil ser­vants and two GLC of­fi­cials were de­tained in 2014.

He said 398 civil ser­vants and seven GLC of­fi­cers were arrested last year. Those held be­tween Jan­uary and Septem­ber this year to­talled 388 civil ser­vants and 17 GLC of­fi­cers.

“The value of graft-de­rived as­sets that were seized and frozen in 2014 was RM113.4 mil­lion.

“Last year, the fig­ure was RM30.7 mil­lion while up to Septem­ber this year, it was RM27.6 mil­lion,” he said in a writ­ten re­ply to Tan Kok Wai (DAP-Cheras).

Mean­while, to a query from Lim Guan Eng (DAP-Ba­gan) on why MACC had not taken any ac­tion against the Pe­nang Re­gional De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity (Perda) chair­man, Low said the case is be­ing stud­ied by the in­ves­ti­ga­tion di­rec­tor be­fore be­ing re­ferred to the deputy pub­lic pros­e­cu­tor on whether or not to pros­e­cute.

Lim was re­fer­ring to the al­leged sale at be­low the mar­ket price by Perda of a plot of pub­lic land marked for a hous­ing project at Se­berang Perai Se­la­tan.

The land was al­legedly sold at a loss of RM15.2 mil­lion for the con­struc­tion of a shop­house with­out the agree­ment of Perda’s sub­sidiaries. – Ber­nama

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