MACC detains a ‘Datuk Seri’ from DBKL over alleged graft

MACC-Azam-BakiKUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has confirmed that the ‘Datuk Seri,’ one of three people arrested for alleged corruption, was attached to Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).

Sources close to the MACC said the two ‘Datuks’ arrested were attached to the Public Works Department (JKR) and Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB).

Earlier, MACC Director of Investigations Azam Baki said the trio were arrested in a simultaneous operation conducted between noon and 2pm yesterday.

“Following their arrest, the accounts of the three individuals in their 50’s, amounting to over RM13 million have been frozen.

“They comprise savings accounts and unit trusts worth between RM1 million and RM6 million of each of the three arrested.

“Also sealed were several luxurious condominium units including penthouses, bungalows and posh cars, Maserati, BMW and Audi, believed to be from the proceeds of corruption and money laundering.”

Cash amounting to about RM400,000 and several expensive watches were also discovered in the operation, said Azam in a statement yesterday.

He said the MACC would apply for a remand order from the magistrate’s court on the three individuals arrested.

The operation today was conducted in line with the statement made by MAAC chief commissioner Dzulkifli Ahmad to Bernama recently, that he wanted to clean up the public service of corruption, embezzlement and abuse of power.

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