Kedah MACC looking into alleged misuse of funds involving Datuk Seri

ALOR SETAR: The Kedah Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is still investigating the alleged misappropriation of funds from an association here involving an individual with a “Datuk Seri” title.

State MACC director Shaharom Nizam Abd Manap said the man, who holds a key role in the association, is suspected of involvement in the misappropriation of funds worth millions of ringgit.

“We have received information on the misappropriation and are still in the process of investigation. We have also called up the staff from the association for questioning.

“The Datuk Seri is a former politician and believed to be in his 60s but he has yet to be called. If necessary, he will be called to assist with the investigation,” he told reporters here today without going into details on the case.

Shaharom said MACC is also investigating a case involving the top management of a government-linked company in connection with false claims believed to be worth millions of ringgit.

He said for this year, MACC has opened 50 investigation papers for various offences in the state and arrested a total of 79 individuals comprising 29 civil servants and 50 civilians.

A total of 12 cases were brought to the court this year, he added.

“There are many more cases that are still under review and we strive to expedite the investigations to enable the cases to be brought to court,” he said.