MACC detains govt officer with millions in bank account
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian AntiCorruption Commission (MACC) yesterday arrested a government officer for alleged corruption involving several projects linked to local authorities in Malacca.
According to sources close to the investigation, the 55-year-old man was detained at about 2pm.
The sources also said the suspect was believed to have asked for bribes for projects linked to the local authorities.
“In addition, MACC had also frozen the suspect’s bank account with millions of ringgit.
“Following the arrest, MACC is expected to detain several other individuals in connection with this case (soon),” the sources told Bernama.
Meanwhile in Johor, MACC arrested an assistant officer of a district land office yesterday for allegedly abusing his power to obtain land under other land offices in the state.
Sources said the suspect, in his 50s, was detained at about 2pm at the Johor MACC office.
It was learnt the civil servant had also used his position to acquire land via transfer processes.
Investigations revealed the suspect owned several plots of agricultural land totalling 6.7ha, joint venture land of 27.5ha, residential land and luxury homes in several districts in the state, said the sources.
The case is being investigated under Section 23 of the MACC Act 2009.