Datuk Seri, son arrested over alleged land scandal

GEORGE TOWN: A prominent property developer and his son, both a Datuk Seri and Datuk respectively, were arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for alleged graft involving a land deal.  

Sources said the Datuk Seri businessman, 74, was arrested at the MACC office here at about 7pm Tuesday.

His son, 47, was nabbed at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya at about the same time.  

The duo will be brought to the magistrate's court here to be remanded on Wednesday.

MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Azam Baki confirmed the arrests.

The land scandal is believed to involve the disposal of hundreds of acres of property.

A Datuk was arrested by MACC on March 29 in connection with the case. 

The 70-year-old businessman was remanded pending investigation into alleged abuse of power while he was the head of a foundation here.

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