JOHOR BAHRU – The four men who were detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption
Commission (MACC) for investigation over a real estate corruption scandal in
Johor were released on the commission’s bail today.
The release order was issued by Johor Bahru Lower Court Assistant Registrar
The four men — the son and a special aide of a Johor state government
official, a lawyer and a member of the public — were in remand since Feb 25.
They were among seven people who were detained for investigation in
connection with the case.
The other three, comprising two developers and a contractor, had been
released, also on MACC bail, on March 3 and 7, respectively.
All of them, aged between 25 and 50, were arrested at various locations here
in an MACC simultaneous operation on Feb 24.
The MACC also seized 21 luxury cars, five high-powered motorcycles,
RM500,000 worth of cash including foreign currency and several documents.
A total of 45 bank accounts of the suspects, involving a sum of at least
RM15.5 million, were frozen.