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Johor exco goes on leave following MACC arrests

Latif -- All matters regarding his exco portfolios said to be suspended.

Latif -- All matters regarding his exco portfolios said to be suspended.

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ISKANDAR PUTERI — March 1, 2017: Datuk Abd. Latif Bandi has taken indefinite leave as the Johor housing and local government executive councillor starting today.

Journalists were made to understand that Latif, whose son and special officer were arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for alleged corruption and a property scam, had asked for leave from Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin this morning.

He was said to have had a brief meeting with Khaled before the start of the executive council meeting.

“He goes on leave to settle all issues involving his family and officer,” said exco for education, information, cooperatives and entrepreneur development Datuk Md Jais Sarday, who confirmed the matter to the media.

All matters concerning Latif’s portfolios are suspended while administrative-related matters will be referred to the state secretary and other policy-related matters handled by Khaled.

Jais said the corruption issue was not discussed by the exco. Instead, Khaled informed the councillors about
Latif’s leave.

On February 24, six men, including Latif’s son and his special officer, were arrested by the MACC. Yesterday a contractor was also arrested. — Bernama



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