MACC seizes RM52mil cash in Sabah Water Dept probe

The cash and jewelleries being displayed at the press conference at the MACC office in Kota Kinabalu

The cash and jewelleries being displayed at the press conference at the MACC office in Kota Kinabalu

KOTA KINABALU: Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) made its biggest cash seizure ever following the arrest of two senior Sabah Water Department officials on Tuesday.

MACC deputy chief commissioner of operations Datuk Azam Baki said RM52mil of the cash were seized from various places, including from the officials’ office and house.

He said the bank accounts of the officers, amounting to RM60mil, had been frozen. Nine luxury vehicles, 94 high-end handbags, jewelleries and luxury watches were also seized.

The two officers, a 54-year-old director and his 51-year-old deputy, were nabbed at their offices on Tuesday.

Two others, the deputy director’s 55-year-old businessman brother, who is a Datuk, and his accountant, 50, were also arrested.

Azam said it is believed that more money were kept in banks in a neighbouring country. He refused to give details.

Earlier Wednesday, the four people were remanded for a week to facilitate investigations into kickbacks involving RM3.3bil worth of federal projects. – Star Online

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