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JKP Will Cooperate With MACC In Investigation

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GEORGE TOWN – Federal government agency JKP Sdn Bhd or JKPSB will fully cooperate with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) which is conducting an investigation into its financial management and interests. Its chairman Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Osman said JKPSB as a government agency, was open to public scrutiny. “When complaints and reports are made…

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Johor Policeman Detained For Suspected Bribery

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JOHOR BAHRU – Johor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) detained a police officer in Kulai for suspicion of soliciting and receiving bribes from a religious teacher. According to a source, the 49-year-old suspect with the rank of corporal, is stationed at the Kulai District Headquarters (IPD) Crime Investigation Department. The source said the suspect was arrested…

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Senior MACC Officer Charged With Extorting Money From Police

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  BUKIT MERTAJAM – A senior officer from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) claimed trial in the magistrate’s court today with extorting RM3,000 from a police officer at Seberang Jaya on June 8. Rommy Ma’i’aruf, 38 who is attached with Putrajaya MACC headquarters was charged under Section Section 384 of the Penal Code. He was…

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4 Suspect In Fertiliser Scheme Embezzlement In Remand

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MELAKA – A smallholder, who also operates a business selling electrical goods, became the fourth suspect to be held in remand in connection with the alleged embezzlement of the Federal Government Paddy Fertiliser Scheme (SBPKP), involving RM2.54 million. The remand order, for six days beginning today, against the 50-year-old suspect was issued by Assistant Registrar…

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NADA Staff Remanded 7 Days For Bribery

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KOTA BHARU – The Magistrate’s Court here today remanded a National Anti-Drugs Agency (NADA) staff for seven days to facilitate investigations into a bribery case. The suspect who was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) yesterday evening in Tanah Merah, arrived at the Kota Bharu Court Complex about 10 am, accompanied by Kelantan MACC…

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Third Suspect Held In Paddy Fertiliser False Claims

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MELAKA – A third suspect in the alleged RM2.54 million false claims case involving the Federal Government Paddy Fertiliser Scheme has been remanded for six days beginning today, under Section 18 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009. The remand order on the 52-year-old man was issued by Ayer Keroh Magistrate’s Court assistant registrar Mohd…

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Cop Remanded Seven Days To Assist Graft Probe

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KOTA BHARU – A police sergeant has been placed on remand for seven days from today on suspicion of soliciting a bribe amounting to RM1,800 as an inducement for him to settle a drug case. The remand order was issued by Kota Bharu Sessions Court assistant registrar, Norida Mohd Hussain following an application of the…

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Vietnamese Boat Owner Admits To Offering RM100,000 Bribe To MACC Officer

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KUALA TERENGGANU – A Vietnamese fishing boat owner today pleaded guilty in the Sessions Court, here, to offering a bribe of RM100,000 to a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officer on Nov 5. Tran Van Sang, 48, had offered the bribe to Kemaman MACC director, Lt Commander (Maritime) Muhammad Rezal Kamal Bashah at Restoran Kampung Meraga…

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MACC Calls Datuk Peter Anthony To Putrajaya

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KOTA KINABALU – Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) vice-president Datuk Peter Anthony has been instructed by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to be present at its headquarters in Putrajaya at 8.30 am tomorrow. The politician arrived at the Sabah MACC office here around 9.30 am today after being called to assist in an investigation. “This morning…

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MACC Detains Johor Dosh Deputy Director Over Corruption Case

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JOHOR BAHRU – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has detained the Johor Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) deputy director of operations to assist investigations into a corruption case. The 47-year-old suspect was detained at the Johor MACC office at 11 pm yesterday. MACC, in a statement here, said following his detention, an investigation…

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RM5mil Items Seized In Sabah Probe

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PETALING JAYA – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has seized 11 cars worth RM2.8mil, RM2.3mil worth of luxury goods such as watches and designer handbags and RM310,000 in cash as part of its investigations into allegations that money for projects meant for the poor have been siphoned out. The graft-busters have also frozen several bank accounts…

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HRM Views Seriously Arrest Of JKKP Officer By MACC

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PUTRAJAYA – The Human Resource Ministry viewed seriously the arrest of an officer of the Johor Occupational Safety and Health Department (JKKP) for alleged corruption by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). In a statement issued today, the ministry said although it was an isolated case, it would ensure all officers in departments and agencies under…

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MACC Sifting Through Flow Of RM48mil Cash 14

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PETALING JAYA – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is zeroing in on how RM48mil of Government funds meant to uplift the rural poor was moved across an intricate web of companies. The graftbusters are said to be probing 14 Sabah-based companies, said to be involved in the “disappearance” of the money over seven years, which…

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AGC Forms Task Force On Allegation Against MACC’s Chief Commissioner

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) has formed a task force to closely monitor the investigations on the allegation of extramarital affair against Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad. Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali said the task force was formed on Oct 16. “In view of the…

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MACC Summons ‘Datuk’ Over Misappropriatoon Case In Sabah

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KOTA KINABALU – The Sabah Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today summoned a businessman with the title of ‘Datuk’ to help in the investigation on the misappropriation of rural development funds in the state. According to sources, the businessman was said to have at least seven companies under his control, including his own, which obtained contracts…

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Five-Day Remand Extension For Shafie Apdal’s Brother

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KOTA KINABALU – The remand on the younger brother of former Rural and Regional Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal has been extended for another five days from today to assist investigations into the alleged embezzlement of rural development funds estimated at RM1.5 billion. Magistrate Afiq Agoes made the decision after hearing an application by…

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Sabah Political Party Leader Released On MACC Bail

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KOTA KINABALU – A Sabah political party leader who was remanded to facilitate investigations into the misappropriation of rural infrastructure development funds in Sabah involving RM180 million was released today. The 46-year-old man was released on Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) bail of RM50,000 with two sureties before Magistrate Cindy Mc Juce Balitus. The proceeding…

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MACC Calls 45 In Sabah Rural Development Fund Case

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SEMPORNA – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has called 45 people including seven, currently under remand, to facilitate investigations into misappropriation of rural infrastructure development funds in Sabah involving RM1.5 billion. Its chief commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad said MACC would be calling more people soon. “We will call all those involved and anyone who could…

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MACC To Issue Corruption Ranking For Ministries

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PUTRAJAYA – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will be ranking each ministry on the issue of corruption and abuse of power, said its Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad. He said the list (containing the rankings) which had been completed and validated by the experts involved would be announced to the public in November or…

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Misappropriation Of Rural Project Funds: 3 More Individuals Remanded

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KOTA KINABALU – Three individuals from two political parties have been remanded for five days effective today to assist in investigations into misappropriation of RM180 million of RM1.5 billion meant for rural projects in Sabah. Magistrate Cindy Mc Juce Balitus issued the order after granting the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)’s application to remand the three…

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MACC Investigation Not Politically Motivated

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BERA – The investigation into the case of misappropriation of a RM180 million allocation involving a senior leader of an opposition party in Sabah by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) should not be described as politically motivated. Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said he was confident that the MACC would…

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MACC: RM1.5bil Siphoned From Federal Rural Project Funds In Sabah

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KOTA KINABALU – Graft busters are investigating how RM1.5bil was siphoned from a total of RM7.5bil funds allocated for rural projects in Sabah over the past six years. Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Azam Baki (pic) said they were investigating some 60 companies that were awarded projects for the supply of…

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MACC Releases College Director On Bail

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KUANTAN – A private college director who was remanded for five days to facilitate Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission investigations into issuance of science foundation certificates for RM2,500 each to students who wanted to pursue medical studies abroad, has been released. The man aged 53 was released today on RM7,000 bail set by magistrate Humairah KM Haider.…

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Four RTD Enforcement Personnel Remanded Six Days

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PUTRAJAYA – Four Road Transport Department (RTD) enforcement personnel were remanded six days from today to help in investigation over a bribe of RM400 to RM600 from a school bus operator. The remand orders were issued by Magistrate Siti Nabila Abdul Rashid after allowing the application of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). All the male…

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Richard Riot Gives Statement To MACC

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PUTRAJAYA – Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission here Friday to give his statement in the probe into misappropriation of funds of the Skills Development Fund Corp (SDFC). He arrived at the headquarters at about 10am accompanied by his bodyguard. On Thursday, Riot’s 61-year-old political secretary was remanded…

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Screening Of Proposed Candidates For GE Not Compulsory

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BALIK PULAU – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) hopes that political parties will send the names of their proposed candidates for screening to ensure those who will contest in the general election are free of corruption and abuse of power. MACC Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad said it was up to the political parties…

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MACC Seeks Man To Facilitate Investigations

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PUTRAJAYA – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has sought Wong Kam Choy to facilitate investigations into a corruption case. In a statement here today, it said 53-year-old Wong’s last known address was No: 3, Lorong Bandar Putra 3/16, Tanjung Lumpur in Kuantan, Pahang. Those who know the man or having information on him are advised…

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Increasing Awareness On Prevention Of Corrpution, Power Abuse

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JOHOR BAHRU – Public awareness on the prevention of corruption and power abuse is increasing following the rise in the number of informers providing information to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) lately. MACC Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad said the commission found that the information received from time to time had been increasing. “Any…

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MACC – “Don’t Offer, Don’t ‘Kawtim’ And Don’t Settle”

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MELAKA- The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has called on all members of the public to join hands with the commission to be their eyes and ears in combating corruption. MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad urged the participation of everyone from all levels of society for the Friends of Anti-Corruption Revolution Movement (GERAH) programme,…

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Erase Culture Of Fear Of Investigations By MACC

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PUTRAJAYA – Companies and the public must remove the culture of fear over investigations or audits by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and other enforcement agencies in ensuring the country is free from the scourge of corruption and abuse of power. Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed who said this, however, opined that the…

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