MACC nabs Parti Warisan veep

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 05 Oct 2017

KOTA KINABALU: Graft busters have arrested Peter Anthony, the Parti Warisan Sabah vice president, to assist investigations into allegations that millions of ringgit were siphoned from rural development projects.

Sources said that Anthony, 46, was arrested at 6.40pm Thursday after he turned up to give his statement at the Sabah Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here.

It is learnt that the businessman, who is a founding member of Warisan led by former Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, will be taken to the Kota Kinabalu magistrate's court to be remanded on Friday.

It was reported that the MACC had seized over RM150mil and raided 15 locations in the state after it started investigating the case.

It is learnt that Anthony was among several businessmen and contractors in Sabah who had obtained projects under the Rural and Regional Development Ministry.

He had reportedly denied making a false claim of over RM42mil for a work contract with Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS).

The report said he had received a certificate confirming it had completed the contract from UMS in compliance with all stipulated rules and scope of work.


Related story:

Two more arrested in Sabah rural project graft probe

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Next In Nation

Policeman killed in crash while chasing suspect
Majority of terrorists’ supporters will be rehabilitated, says Bukit Aman
Phase two of national immunisation plan begins April 19
Aiming to get all teachers vaccinated in second phase
Boost for women entrepreneurs
Businesswomen eager for funds to expand their ventures
‘Vaccine is not bulletproof’
Batu Pahat school makes U-turn
Let our kids play together, says Education Minister
Country yet to enter fourth wave, says Adham

Stories You'll Enjoy