MACC nabs govt agency di­rec­tor

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

LABUAN: The Malaysian An­tiCor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion yes­ter­day con­firmed it has ar­rested a di­rec­tor of a fed­eral gov­ern­ment agency and two con­trac­tors to as­sist in in­ves­ti­ga­tions into a case of abuse of power and bribery.

An MACC source said the 59-yearold di­rec­tor was ar­rested at the Putrajaya MACC head of­fice at 11.50am while the two other sus­pects, in their 40s, were ar­rested at the Labuan MACC head of­fice at 6.30pm. The ar­rest of the di­rec­tor was con­firmed by MACC deputy chief com­mis­sioner (op­er­a­tions) Datuk Azam Baki.

The source said MACC has frozen 12 bank ac­counts be­long­ing to the di­rec­tor and mem­bers of his fam­ily which had a to­tal of RM889,000, be­lieved to be part of mil­lions of ring­git al­legedly ob­tained through cor­rup­tion.

It was learnt MACC would at­tempt to trace other bank ac­counts linked to the sus­pect as it is be­lieved more money had been moved else­where. – Ber­nama

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