Two Datuks have been arrested, while a third is being sought by graft busters to help investigations involving a RM1.18bil project in Ijok, Selangor.
The two were among six individuals, including officials and staff from firms in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, who were picked up by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) yesterday.
The third Datuk is believed to be overseas, sources said.
The case involves the sale of 880ha of land in Ijok to developers.
According to sources, the MACC is investigating financial transactions involving about RM200mil to five companies which received RM68mil, RM62mil, RM42mil, RM16.5mil and RM8.5mil respectively.
The MACC also seized documents from three companies to facilitate investigations.
MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad said five individuals were detained when they turned up at the MACC’s Putrajaya headquarters, while the sixth was arrested at his home in Petaling Jaya.
“We have frozen nine bank accounts of the suspects holding RM39mil. The suspects will be produced in court to be remanded,” he said after a walkabout in Jonker Street here.
Dzulkifli said those detained, aged between 34 and 84, were suspected of being involved in abuse of power and graft. Among them were a father and son.
He added that no politician was among those arrested.
“The alleged case involves the development companies and intermediaries,” he said, adding that the case was being investigated under Section 23 of the MACC Act 2009 for using one’s office or position for gratification.
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