MACC de­tains govt of­fi­cer with mil­lions in bank ac­count

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

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.

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