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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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Jailed A Week For Trying To Bribe MACC Officer

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KUALA LUMPUR: A lorry driver is set to celebrate his 45th birthday behind bars today when he was sentenced to a week in prison and fined RM10,000 in default eight months jail for offering a bribe last year. Judge Madihah Harullah meted out the sentence against How Ah Lai after he pleaded guilty to offering…

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SPRM Launch “KEJAR 17” To Fight Corruption

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KUALA LUMPUR – Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) is launching an expedition, “Kembara Jelajah Anti Rasuah (KEJAR) 17” , as an initiative to encourage the public to fight corruption and power abuse. Its director (Social Education), Datuk Abdul Samat Kasah said the 12-day expedition, beginning Sept 18, would involve the participation of 44 motorcycles and…

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Husband & Wife Remanded Over Abuse Of Power

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MELAKA – A Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) husband and wife lecturers were remanded for five days to assist investigations into alleged abuse of power over the purchase of laboratory items. The remand order was issued by the magistrate Analia Kamaruddin at 11.35am after the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) filed the remand application today. The…

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SPRM Will Take Action Against Guan Eng

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GEORGE TOWN – Suruhajaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) has decided to take action against Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng for not apologising over an alleged slanderous remark made over the arrest of state executive council member Phee Boon Poh. Lim had described the recent arrest of Phee, the state Environment Committee chairman, over the…

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MACC To Meet Sept 4 Over Legal Action Against Guan Eng

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PUTRAJAYA – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is to meet on Sept 4 to discuss legal action against Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng over his reluctance to make an open apology to the commission. MACC chief commissioner Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad said yesterday Lim was reluctant to make the apology or withdraw his remark that…

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MACC Raids S’gor Govt’s Subsidiary, Wholly-Owned University

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SHAH ALAM – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today raided the offices of a Selangor government’s subsidiary, wholly-owned university and a private company, to assist in the investigations into contract payments which allegedly caused losses to the state government. A source close to the investigation said the commission raided the subsidiary’s office here at 10.45…

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MACC Conducts Search At SPAD Office Of Mohd Isa

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission officers today conducted a search at the office of Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad at Jalan Stesen Sentral here over the MACC investigation into cases related to Felda Investment Corporation (FIC). Mohd Isa, who was chairman of Felda and later Felda Global Ventures Berhad prior to his appointment as chairman of…

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2 Senior Fire Officers In Remand For Alleged Corruption

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KANGAR – Two senior officers of the Perlis Fire and Rescue Department were ordered to be in remand for seven days from today for alleged corruption. The remand order was issued by Kangar Magistrate Court registrar Monica Gasiah  following an application from Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy public prosecutor Anis Sofiah Che Hakim. The two fire officers, aged 49…

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A KL City Hall Manager, 6 Contractors Remanded Over MACC Probe

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SHAH ALAM – The Magistrate’s Court today issued an order for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to remand for five days a Kuala Lumpur City Hall manager and six contractors over an investigation into a case of corruption and abuse of power. Magistrate Siti Shakirah Mohtarudin issued the order to enable the suspects, two of them…

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MACC Arrests 2 Policemen Over Bribery

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KOTA KINABALU – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested two policemen on suspicion of having accepted bribes. An MACC source said the corporal and lance corporal, aged 39 and 32 respectively, were held at the Penampang District Police headquarters just after noon yesterday following a complaint received on Aug 14. The complainant had claimed that…

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MACC Seeks To Have Isa Samad Remanded Over Probe

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PUTRAJAYA – Former Felda chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad was brought to the Magistrate’s Court here today for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to secure an order to remand him over its investigation into several cases. Isa, who was in MACC lockup attire and handcuffed, was accompanied by several MACC officers as he arrived…

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Phee’s Lawyers To Fight Remand Order In Kedah Court

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ALOR SETAR – Lawyers for Penang exco member Phee Boon Poh (pic) have arrived at the High Court here to file submissions against his remand order over an investigation into an illegal factory in Bukit Mertajam. Phee, the factory’s 70-year-old manager Gan Buck Hee and his 37-year-old director son Edmund Gan Eu Leong, were arrested…

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‘MACC Notice To Two Lawyers Cannot Be Challenged In Court’

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PUTRAJAYA – The Federal Court yesterday ruled that a notice issued by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to two lawyers to give their statements to assist in the investigation into the National Feedlot Corporation (NFC) case cannot be challenged in court. A Federal Court five-man bench led by Chief Judge of Malaya, Tan Sri Ahmad…

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Report Civil Servants Living Beyond Their Means – MACC Deputy Chief

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  KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has urged people who knew of civil servants living beyond their means to report the matter to it immediately. MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Mohd Azam Baki said civil servants who lived a life of luxury usually held specific posts in the government and would be…

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