Brother of de­tained GLC ex-CEO held

> Sus­pect ar­rested by MACC was sales man­ager of firm for­merly headed by sib­ling

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS - BY CHARLES RAMENDRAN

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion (MACC) has de­tained a brother of a for­mer chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer (CEO) of a gov­ern­ment-linked com­pany (GLC) who was held by the com­mis­sion on Mon­day for al­legedly ac­cept­ing bribes of close to RM40 mil­lion.

Sources re­vealed that the sus­pect was a sales man­ager of the GLC when his 50-year-old brother, who is a Datuk, helmed the con­struc­tion and prop­erty devel­op­ment com­pany be­tween 2010 and last year.

It is learnt that checks by MACC showed the CEO’s sib­ling had RM1.2 mil­lion in a bank ac­count.

Apart from the ex-CEO’s brother, an­other sus­pect was also nabbed to as­sist in the investigations.

All three men were re­manded for six days yes­ter­day to fa­cil­i­tate the probe.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors are also look­ing for four other peo­ple linked to the case that in­volves work con­tracts worth about RM50 mil­lion awarded to com­pa­nies the for­mer CEO had al­legedly favoured dur­ing his ten­ure with the GLC.

The Datuk, who is cur­rently em­ployed as a direc­tor of an­other GLC, was ar­rested at his house in Shah Alam at noon on Mon­day.

Al­leged kick­backs of about RM40 mil­lion found in his bank ac­count and that of his fam­ily mem­bers were frozen by MACC.

In a sep­a­rate case yes­ter­day, a 56-year-old manag­ing direc­tor of a con­struc­tion com­pany, who was ar­rested by MACC in Serem­ban for power abuse and bribery in­volv­ing tens of mil­lions of ring­git on Thurs­day, had his re­mand or­der ex­tended by an­other six days.

Two other sus­pects who were ar­rested in con­nec­tion with the case were freed on bail yes­ter­day.

About RM2.5 mil­lion found in sev­eral bank ac­counts be­long­ing to the sus­pect, his wife and chil­dren were frozen fol­low­ing his ar­rest.

The man is also said to own nine prop­er­ties in Putrajaya, Cy­ber­jaya and Ne­gri Sem­bi­lan – all of which were paid in cash.

Since he as­sumed the se­nior post in the com­pany, the sus­pect had also dis­missed 20 of his sub­or­di­nates who had re­fused to be in­volved in his il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties.

Some of the sus­pects ar­rested by MACC be­ing led to court to be re­manded.

Adam's castle­like house in Am­pang.

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