MACC nabs 2 others in RM27.9 million graft case

macc-arrest-1PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested two men in connection with its investigation into a RM27.9 million graft case involving an immigration officer.

The men, both of whom are contractors, were arrested within hours of each other last night.

One of them, a 37-year-old, was picked up at his home in Petaling Jaya, the New Straits Times (NST) said.

According to the report, the other, a 53-year-old with a “Datuk” title, was arrested at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) shortly after at 11pm.

Reports say both have been remanded for seven days until May 16 to assist in investigations.

Yesterday, MACC arrested a 37-year-old immigration officer on suspicion of corrupt practices involving over RM27.9 million.

Despite sources who told The Star that the officer was in the Grade KP42 salary range of RM1,471 to RM4,540, MACC has reportedly seized assets totalling nearly RM2.5 million.

These include the officer’s house in Jitra, Kedah, a BMW X6, BMW 320i, Toyota Vellfire, a BMW R1200 super bike, luxury watches and a number of branded handbags, the daily said. Checks also showed RM1 million in the officer’s fixed deposit account, which has since been frozen by MACC.

Kedah MACC director Mohd Fauzi Mohamad, who confirmed the two latest arrests, said the officer was under scrutiny for allegedly accepting bribes for the approval of work permits while stationed at Putrajaya.