Former minister’s brother remanded for five days

12-Oct-2017 Intellasia | The Malay Mail Online | 6:00 AM Print This Post

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) secured an order today to detain a former minister’s brother five days for an investigation into the suspected embezzlement of RM1.5 billion in federal funds meant for rural projects in Sabah.

Magistrate Stephanie Sherron Abbie issued the order.

The man was interviewed by the MACC at its office here yesterday, and was arrested around 9.30pm.

Investigators also visited his home in Putatan on Monday, and again yesterday.

He is the seventh person taken into custody for the investigation of the alleged siphoning of funds from the Rural and Regional Development Ministry for a six year period between 2009 and 2015.

Others include two politicians each from Parti Warisan Sabah and Umno, a former official from the ministry, and a businessperson.

The MACC said it expects to make more arrests.


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