Retired official held in Sabah Water probe


PETALING JAYA: A retired official of the Sabah Water Department has been arrested and remanded for six days in a continuing investigation into millions in federal allocations being siphoned off.

The man, aged 62, was reported to have been appointed an adviser to the state finance ministry after retiring as a deputy director of the water department.

A Mercedes-Benz and Toyota Land Cruiser were reported to have been seized by investigators of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, who believe the man may have been taking kickbacks from contractors.

MACC deputy commissioner for operations Azam Baki confirmed the latest arrest but declined to comment, according to Star Online.

The MACC has seized RM57 million in cash and other assets such as jewellery, luxury goods and property, and bank accounts, with a total value of more than RM190 million.