Bung, wife arrested for alleged graft, abetment - MACC

Hariz Mohd

Modified 1 May 2019, 2:13 pm

Kinabatangan MP Bung Moktar Radin was detained by the MACC for alleged graft this morning.

In a statement, the MACC confirmed that Bung's wife, Zizie Izette Abdul Samad, was also nabbed. 

"The MACC has received permission from the Attorney-General's Chambers to charge former Felcra non-executive chairperson Bung Moktar Radin and his wife Zizie Izette Abdul Samad at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court on May 3.

"Bung and Zizie are about to be charged under Section 17(a) and Section 28(1)(c) of the MACC Act 2009," said the commission, adding the duo were freed on bail following their arrest.

Section 17(a) of the act deals with offences by a commercial organisation, and Section 28(1)(c) with abetment.

According to the statement, Bung was arrested at the Sabah MACC office at 10.50am, while his wife was nabbed at the commission's office in Putrajaya at 11.15am, after they were questioned regarding graft allegations in Felcra. 

Earlier today, Malaysiakini quoted an MACC source confirming the arrests over alleged graft amounting to several millions of ringgit. 

"The MP may face three graft charges, while his wife will face charges for abetment," the source had said. 

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