Tan Sri and two others remanded three days over Batu Caves temple land deal

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  • Tuesday, 05 Mar 2019

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has obtained a three-day remand for three individuals in its probe on the development of land belonging to a Batu Caves temple committee.

Magistrate Nik Muizuddin Nik Muhammad allowed the trio to be remanded for three days until March 7 to help MACC with the investigations.

The three individuals are committee members of a Hindu temple in Batu Caves, one of whom is a high-ranking official with a "Tan Sri" title.

On Monday (March 4), MACC investigators raided the official's house in Kota Damansara, where they checked documents and two luxury cars parked at the residence.

The MACC also searched the committee's office in Batu Caves.

MACC sources had said the Tan Sri had been under investigation 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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