MACC completes probe on aide over luxury watch gift

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  • Saturday, 27 Jul 2019

PUTRAJAYA: The anti-graft body is waiting for further instruction from the Attorney General’s Chambers over alleged corruption involving a political aide to a Cabinet Minister.

Chief commissioner Latheefa Koya said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had completed its investigation and submitted the papers to the AGC.

“We have completed the graft probe involving the political secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industries over a luxury watch.

“The investigation papers were submitted on July 10 and we are waiting for feedback,” she said yesterday.

The 47-year-old aide was arrested on April 1 for allegedly receiving a luxury watch worth RM28,000.

The following day, a four-day remand order was obtained from the court, to question him over the case.

The suspect allegedly received the watch from a developer in return for his assistance in securing contracts from the ministry.

Following this, Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub said he would not interfere in the MACC’s investigation, saying that he held firm to the principle of the rule of law.

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