PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has confirmed the arrest of Perak PKR deputy chairman M. A. Tinagaran, including seizure of cash totalling RM1.2mil, following corruption investigations linked to a project.
MACC confirmed that it had detained a deputy chairman of a political party, which has links to a former minister, suspected of receiving bribes from several companies which procured a project from a ministry in 2019.
“Also detained on Tuesday night (Feb 16) were two company directors in Ipoh, ” the MACC said in a statement Wednesday (Feb 17).
The graft busters said that it had also seized RM1.2mil, believed to be bribe money, that was kept at a house and office of a proxy of the former minister and the deputy chairman.
“Also seized was a luxury car used by the former minister as an official car which is believed to belong to a company director whose project was approved, ” MACC added.
So far, MACC said that several companies and individual accounts totalling RM77mil have been frozen following ongoing investigations.
The MACC has requested that all parties stop speculation into the case, pending the outcome of investigations.
It was reported that Tinagaran, who was detained on Feb 16, has been remanded for six days to assist in the MACC probe involving an engineering company.