Ex-MIC ‘Tan Sri’ nabbed for money laundering

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today detained a former MIC vice-president suspected of laundering RM6 million.

According to a source, the suspect, who carries a “Tan Sri” title, was nabbed at 2.45pm at the anti-graft agency’s office in Johor Bahru.

The source said the 64-year-old is a company director, who was charged in court last year with corruption.

“This time he is believed to be involved in money laundering, where he received, transferred and used ill-gotten gains from corruption through his personal account and firms belonging to him, a relative and proxies,” the source said.

The suspect is expected to be charged tomorrow under Section 4(1) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act (Amla) 2001.

MACC deputy commissioner (operations) Azam Baki confirmed the arrest but declined to elaborate.