A senior officer with Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is being remanded for seven days beginning today to facilitate investigations into allegations of corruption and money laundering.
Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab. Rahman today allowed the application by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to remand the officer with the title of ‘Datuk Seri’ until Aug 22.
Lawyer Azizzul Shariman Mat Yusoff, representing the 54-year-old man, told reporters that his client was being investigated under Sections 17(a) and 23 of the MACC Act 2009 over alleged corruption, and also under the Anti-Money Laundering, Ant-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.
He said his client was arrested at his office in the DBKL building, Kuala Lumpur at 3.07 pm yesterday.
“His house was also searched and a BMW car seized, as well as documents from his office and house,” he added.
The DBKL official was arrested in operations simultaneously carried out by the MACC yesterday in Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Kelantan.
This followed the statement by MACC chief commissioner Dzulkifli Ahmad to Bernama recently that he wanted to clean up the public service from corruption, misappropriation and abuse of power.