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.