Are there more corruption cases these days?

Zan Azlee

Modified 2 Mar 2017, 9:42 pm

If you were to read the news, you wouldn’t go by a day without seeing how the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is doing its job by investigating and arresting a certain government official or politician who is allegedly corrupt.

The latest news is that of the report that the MACC has received regarding an Umno supreme council member who is allegedly involved in the misappropriation of funds amounting to RM2.7 million in a project for the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

The MACC has released a statement saying that they will investigate the report given by the police and call the individual involved for questioning and to assist with the investigation. They will also work together with the MCMC on the matter.

Also, two former Felda senior officers were charged in court yesterday witth criminal breach of trust (CBT) and abetting involving RM48 million. These two allegedly committed the offence three years ago and both pleaded not guilty.

On Sunday, a Johor state executive councillor’s son was arrested by MACC along with his special officer, a lawyer, two businessmen and another individual. The state executive councillor himself has already taken indefinite leave.

They are being investigated allegedly for conspiring with several employees from the Johor Land Office and other government departments to lower the premium of land which had been approved for housing and residential areas as well as converting titles of premises.

There were 21 luxury vehicles seized, which included a Bentley, Range Rover and Harley Davidson, along with cash of different currencies worth RM500,000. The authorities also froze 45 bank accounts that had a total sum of RM15.5 million.

Last week, a general manager of a government agency was arrested by the MACC for allegedly giving 50 projects worth almost RM1 million to two companies that are owned by his wife. He is believed to have allegedly committed the crime in 2014 when he was a deputy general manager.

And don’t forget, the senior officer who works at Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) was caught last month for alleged abuse of power involving RM80,000 to pay for skin beauty treatment and a slimming programme. He charged it all on his corporate credit card...

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