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MACC Seized RM114.5 Million Associated With Two Civil Servants

This is the largest appropriation involving the arrest of two officials of a state agency for alleged corruption.

MACC Seized RM114.5 Million Associated With Two Civil Servants
In Kota Kinabalu, there was the seizure of RM114.5 million in a case of abuse of power involving infrastructure projects valued at RM3.3 billion, associated with two civil servants based in Sabah. This is the largest seizure in the history of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission according to Free Malaysia Today.

MACC Deputy Chief Commissioner (operations) Azam Baki said the seizure was made following the apprehensions of the civil servants, a department director, 54, and his 51-year-old deputy director of a government agency a few days ago.
Image: The Malay Mail Online
The investigation led to the seizure of RM75 million “from the offices, houses and bank accounts of the suspects and their families” according to the Deputy Chief. “According to our estimate, the 94 branded bags of various brands are valued at about RM500,000,” Datuk Azam told Malay Mail Online when contacted.

The bags consisted of internationally known labels like Gucci, Fendi, Chanel, Hermes, Christian Dior, Burberry and Louis Vuitton.

Investigators tasked with adding up the value of the items believed to be have been acquired with the ill-gotten gains are still in the process of going through the array of gold and precious stone jewels, luxury watches and 127 land grants.

Azam said the arrests of these two senior government officers led to the arrests of two more people – a businessman with the title “Datuk” and his accountant, suspected to be associated to the two civil servants. Following the arrests of Datuk and his accountant, the MACC froze about RM37 million in the accounts of a company suspected to be linked to one of the civil servants.
Image: The Malay Mail Online
The national graft fighters held a news conference where they announced and exhibited a whopping haul of RM114 million worth in cash, jewellery, land grants and branded goods that they said had been seized from the duo’s properties, accounts and safety deposit boxes and their families from around the state capital city according to the Malay Mail.

Four people are currently under custody pending the completion of investigations, upon which they may be charged.