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Friday, August 26, 2016

MACC arrests and freezes RM8m from Datuk

PUTRAJAYA -The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested a managing director of a government-linked company over alleged abuse of power and multi-million ringgit graft case. The “Datuk” was arrested at his Kuala Lumpur office at 2pm yesterday.

He is being investigated over his involvement in a tender related to a bank system and also over the publication of books related to a prominent political figure. MACC investigations director Datuk Azam Baki confirmed the arrest when contacted yesterday.

It is learnt that RM15 million was given to a publishing company, owned by an individual linked to the suspect

However, not a single copy of the book has been published. It is understood that the authorities have also frozen RM8.1 million from the bank accounts belonging to the suspect, as well as other individuals.

The arrest and investigation were made following tip-offs from the public. The case is being investigated under Section 17(a) and Section 23 of the MACC Act 2009. The suspect is expected to be remanded in Putrajaya today.

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