More arrests soon in RM40m probe
> MACC to identify others linked to detained former CEO of GLC
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) expects to nab several more senior officials of companies which had dealings with a former chief executive officer (CEO) of a government-linked company (GLC) it arrested on Monday for corruption involving more than RM40 million.
Sources said MACC investigators are gathering information from the 50-yearold ex-CEO, who is a Datuk, and hope to uncover the identity of others linked to the case involving the awarding of work contracts worth more than RM50 million.
Yesterday, MACC froze another RM800,000 found in another bank account belonging to the suspect.
Investigators also seized ten luxury cars, that included an Aston Martin and a Bentley, and five branded watches worth almost RM4 million and RM200,000 respectively.
The ex-CEO’s brother and another a senior official, who were held on Tuesday, are also assisting in the probe.
The Datuk, who is currently employed as a director of another GLC, was detained at his house in Shah Alam on Monday after being monitored by MACC for several months.
Sources said MACC expects more of the ex-CEO’s ill-gotten gains to be uncovered soon.
Last week, a 56-year-old managing director of a construction company, also a GLC, was arrested by MACC in Seremban for power abuse and bribery involving millions of ringgit.
Investigators also learnt he and his family members owned nine properties in Putrajaya, Cyberjaya and Negri Sembilan. The suspect remains in MACC custody after his remand order was extended on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Ali Hamsa has urged all employees of GLCs to adhere strictly to the principles of integrity in the performance of their duties.
“Integrity is the most important element of all, and it must be supported by all civil servants and GLC employees,” he said yesterday.