LABUAN: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today confirmed it arrested a director of a federal government agency and two contractors to assist in the investigation of a case of abuse of power and bribery here.
An MACC source said the 59-year-old director was arrested at the Putrajaya MACC head office at 11.50am while the two other suspects, in their 40s, who were contractors from the same company, were arrested at the Labuan MACC head office at 6.30pm.
The arrest of the director was confirmed by MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Azam Baki.
The source said MACC had frozen 12 bank accounts belonging to the director and his family, which had a total of RM889,000 believed to be part of the alleged millions of ringgit elicited through corruption.
It said MACC would attempt to trace the suspect’s other bank accounts because it is believed the money could have been moved elsewhere.
The source said MACC would apply to remand all the suspects for further investigation at the Labuan magistrate’s court tomorrow.