MACC detains Datuk Seri, Datuk over land scandal in Penang

Apr 12, 2017
MACC deputy chief commissioner in charge of operations Azam Baki.

The anti-graft agency has detained a ‘Datuk Seri’ and his ‘Datuk’ son in connection with an alleged a massive land scandal.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) nabbed the 74-year-old property developer at the agency state headquarters in George Town at 7pm on Tuesday.

His son, 47, was arrested at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya at about the same time.

Media reports stated that the duo would be brought to the Magistrate’s Court in George Town to be remanded on Wednesday.

MACC deputy chief commissioner in charge of operations Azam Baki confirmed the arrests when contacted by the media.

The property developer, said to be “closely linked” with a current top Penang government leader, is believed had been implicated with a land scandal involving the disposal of hundreds of acres of property.

Prior to the duo’s arrest, a 70-year-old businessman, a ‘Datuk’, was picked up by the MACC on March 29 in connection with the case.

The ‘Datuk’ was remanded to assist probe into alleged abuse of power while he was the head of a foundation in Penang.