Hornbill Unleashed

January 5, 2017

MACC: Cash, gold bars worth RM3m seized from federal ministry sec-gen arrest

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:01 AM

MACC arrested a 59-year-old 'Datuk' today over suspected corruption. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has seized and confiscated cash and gold bars worth around RM3 million following the arrest of secretary-general of a federal ministry for alleged corruption.

MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Azam Baki said the agency has also arrested a 29-year-old individual who is believed to have received and retained proceeds of the bribes from contractors, suppliers and vendors that were linked with the secretary-general with the title of “Datuk”.

“The 59-year-old secretary-general is believed to have abused his power and position to accept bribes from those with vested interests,” he said in a statement.

Both suspects were arrested in Subang Jaya at about 8am today.

Bernama earlier reported that the top civil servant was arrested at his home and taken to Putrajaya for investigation.

Source : @ The Malay Mail Online


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