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Over RM170mil Seized From Govt, GLC Officers Since 2014

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KUALA LUMPUR: Cash, valuables and properties worth some RM171.7mil were seized by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) between 2014 and September this year.

This follows the arrest of 1,011 government officers and 26 officers of government-linked companies during the period for corruption and money laundering.

“The MACC detained 225 government officers and two officers from GLCs in 2014 while a total of 398 officers and seven from GLCs were detained in 2015.

“As of September this year, the MACC detained 388 government officers and 17 from GLCs,” Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Paul Low (pix) said in a written reply to Tan Kok Wai (DAP-Cheras) in Parliament.

Low said the arrests in 2014 led to the seizure of properties, valuables and cash of RM113.4mil with RM30.78mil seized in 2015.

“As of September this year, the MACC seized assets of RM27.55mil,” he added.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said said 5,778 government officers and officers in GLCs were sacked between 2010 and July this year, following disciplinary action taken against 31,263 officers.

The actions included the demotion of 152 officers with no prospects of promotion for four years; 1,168 were punished with pay cuts without promotions for three years.

A total of 2,369 officers had their salaries frozen for a period of 30 months while 4,370 lost their emolument rights for 24 months.

Azalina said 4,295 officers were fined the maximum of seven days of emolument.

She added that warning letters were issued to 13 officers and 104 lost their promotion prospects for a period of 12 months.-The Star Online 

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