Sabah water graft: Witnesses handed over a million to MACC

Oct 12, 2016
Three witnesses have handed over RM1m to MACC to assist investigation into the Sabah water graft scandal.
Three witnesses have handed over RM1m to MACC to assist investigation into the Sabah water graft scandal.

Three of several witnesses called to facilitate the ‘Ops Water’ investigations by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) have voluntarily handed over about RM1 million to the anti-graft body.

According to Bernama, a source said the three witnesses handed over the money to MACC while their statements were recorded, adding that all the witnesses cooperated well with the agency.

On Oct 4, MACC detained four men and seized about RM114 million on suspicion of having abused their power in the granting of a project.

The four were JAS director Mohd Tahir Mohd Talib, 54, his deputy Teo Chee Kong, 51, Teo’s businessman brother, 55, who is a ‘Datuk’, and his accountant, 50.

The graft allegedly involved RM3.3 billion worth of JAS projects over past few years.

It was the biggest case ever in the MACC’s history.

The MACC is expected to call more witnesses to facilitate investigations.

MACC deputy commissioner of operations Azam Baki confirmed the three witnesses handed over RM1 million to the MACC but declined to elaborate.

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