Abdul Azeez and brother arrested by MACC (updated)

PUTRAJAYA: Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Rahim and his brother Datuk Abdul Latiff Abdul Rahim were arrested and will be brought to court to face charges on Wednesday (Jan 16).

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigators said that both the Baling MP and Abdul Latif were arrested in connection with investigations into graft and money-laundering, after receiving a green light to prosecute them from the Attorney General's Chambers.

"Both individuals were arrested when they were at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya at about 4.30pm today (Jan15)," the MACC said in a statement on Tuesday.

It noted that both individuals would be taken to the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court at 9am on Wednesday to be charged under the MACC Act 2009 and The Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.

The Star had previously reported that Abdul Azeez was being investigated over allegations that he had demanded kickbacks to help interested parties secure contracts from the previous Barisan Nasional-helmed government administration.

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