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Engineer’s bank accounts frozen

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 21 Jan 2017

PETALING JAYA: Three bank ac­­counts of a senior assistant engineer will be frozen as anti-graft officers get down to work to uncover more evidence of alleged corrupt practices involving him.

So far, some RM1.1mil of cash stashed inside a modified wooden wall of a master bedroom of the suspect’s house in Kampung Sungai Daun, Yan, had been seized.

“This is the first time that we detected such a tactic used to store a significant amount of cash.

“Our own intelligence and sources tipped us off on the suspicious loot,” said Kedah Malaysian Anti-Corrup­tion Commission (MACC) director Datuk Mohd Fouzi Mohamad yesterday.

On Thursday, MACC officers inspected the house and found the large cache of cash kept in chocolate tins and plastic containers.

The 56-year-old engineer with the Kedah Public Works Department was nabbed a day earlier for suspected corruption and abuse of power involving projects in the Sik district in Kedah.

Mohd Fouzi said his officers would inspect the house thoroughly again as they believed more cash could have been hidden in the pre­mises.

He said statements had been recorded from 20 witnesses in relation to the case.

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