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MACC arrests ministry’s sec-gen

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Cash and gold bars worth about RM3 million seized and impounded

KUALA LUMPUR — January 4, 2017: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission today arrested the secretary-general of a ministry in USJ Subang Jaya for suspected corruption.

According to an MACC source, the 59-year-old datuk was arrested at his home and taken to Putrajaya for investigation.

The suspect was arrested for allegedly having used his position to abuse his power and accept bribes.

MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Azam Baki confirmed the arrest and said that the agency was conducting further investigations at the suspect’s house.

Following this the MACC seized and impounded cash and gold bars worth about RM3 million. Another male suspect was also detained.

Azam said the 29-year-old was suspected of playing a role in receiving and keeping the proceeds of the corrupt payments from contractors, suppliers and vendors on behalf of the secretary-general.

Among the other items seized from the suspects were several luxury watches, expensive handbags, fountain pens and foreign currencies. — Bernama

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