MACC raids house of temple committee member


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 05 Mar 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Anti-Corrup­tion Commission (MACC) officers raided the house of a Batu Caves temple committee senior official here.

It was learnt that several officers went to the official’s house in Kota Damansara to check on some documents.

The anti-graft officers also searched two luxury vehicles parked at the bungalow’s porch.

It is believed that the temple official was taken away by the MACC officers for questioning.

It was learnt that the Commission also raided the temple’s office in Batu Caves.

Both raids were made just after 7pm yesterday.

It is believed that the raids were connected to an issue involving a land deal.

When contacted, a source with the MACC confirmed the raids.

A source close to the case said the senior temple committee member was under investigations by anti-graft authorities since last year.

It was reported that a Hindu religious association had called on the temple committee to come clean over the development of a parcel of land in Jalan Kuching here that belonged to the committee.

The association claimed to have received “complaints and shocking information” rela­ted to the land deal.


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