KOTA KINABALU — Oct. 10, 2017: The younger brother of a former federal minister has been detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) relating to investigations into the misappropriation of rural development funds in Sabah, estimated at more than RM1.5 billion, between 2009 and 2015.
The 52-year-old man was arrested when he was at the agency’s office to give a statement on the probe.
MACC deputy commissioner (operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki confirmed the arrest when contacted by Bernama.
With the latest arrest, MACC has detained seven people.
Six were detained in Sabah while another was held in Putrajaya and from the five detained in Sabah earlier, four are politicians and the other a businessman.
Earlier today, the MACC searched the house of the former federal minister’s brother in Putatan near here.
After the raid, the team returned to the Sabah MACC office with the individual as well as several documents but before the raid, the individual had gone to the MACC office in the morning.