Thursday, October 6, 2016
Cash total rises to RM114.5 million, five safety deposit boxes still unopened
KOTA KINABALU - More cash and items are expected to be confiscated as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) continues one of its largest corruption investigations involving four people, including two Sabah senior government officers.
MACC provided an update on the total amount of cash recovered from the senior officers and several bank accounts, including a company account, to RM114.5 million.
Five safety deposit boxes belonging to one of the senior officers are expected to be unlocked today.
MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Azam Baki said the unlocking of the boxes will have to be done with assistance from banks.
"Due to some regulations we have to comply with, we are not able to unlock the boxes immediately, but hopefully, we will be able to do so soon."
He also said that MACC officers will be sent to a neighbouring country where the suspects may have kept their money.
MACC has also identified several individuals who may have links with the suspects who will be called up for their statement to be recorded.
Posted by wikisabah at 1:30:00 PM