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