Five called in to assist investigation on Sabah water graft scandal

 |Oct 10, 2016
MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Azam Baki confirmed this matter but declined to elaborate further on this ongoing investigation.
, MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Azam Baki confirmed this matter but declined to elaborate further on this ongoing investigation.

Five more individuals have been called in by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in Kota Kinabalu to facilitate investigations into the country’s biggest graft case.

These five individuals are believed to be owners of several companies directly involved in infrastructure construction projects with the Sabah Water Department (JAS).

However, MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Azam Baki confirmed this matter but declined to elaborate further on the ongoing investigation.

Four people, including JAS director and deputy director, were detained last week in connection with the graft scandal under a MACC operation code named ‘Ops Water’.

So far MACC has recorded the statements of 28 people, including the detained irector’s younger brother,  department officers and contractors.

Some RM115 million in cash were discovered in homes and safety deposit boxes, as well as money in bank accounts, from the suspects.

Other valuables seized by the MACC were jewellery items worth RM3.64 million, 94 designer bags worth half a million, nine luxury cars worth RM2.737 million and 127 land titles.

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