MACC investigating S'Pore developer linked to high-profile case


PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has confirmed that it has questioned a Singaporean property developer in connection to a high-profile case in Malaysia.

Without mentioning names, MACC said it had also ordered the businessman to declare his assets and the financial holdings of his family.

"I can confirm that more people are expected to be called up for questioning in the near future in connection with this investigation," said MACC Anti-Laundering Division director Datuk Mohamad Zamri Zainul Abidin when contacted here on Thursday (March 14).

Earlier, the CNA news portal reported that MACC was investigating the businessman and property developer said to be linked to former finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin.

The authorities were said to have arrested the developer last week after raiding his house and business premises in Kuala Lumpur.

On Dec 30 last year, MACC said in a statement that its investigation against Daim was based on information obtained from the Pandora Papers.

Earlier, Daim's wife Toh Puan Na'imah Abdul Khalid pleaded not guilty in the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court to a charge of failing to comply with an MACC notice by not declaring 12 assets, including some in Kuala Lumpur and Penang.

Daim is being investigated under Section 23 of the MACC Act 2009 and Section 4 (1) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLATFPUAA). - Bernama

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!
   

Next In Nation

Sarawak welcomes The Great British Circus for the first time, says state minister
Sabah govt backbenchers want PM to intervene in JKDM issue
Thousands stranded at Labuan ferry terminal due to unexpected surge in holiday travel
Johor BN convention to focus on unity among component parties, says Ahmad Maslan
5,000 Malaysian students to benefit from TVET programs in China, says Zahid
Meeting with Meta to discuss commitment to combat fake news, disinformation, says Fahmi
Navy man beaten up during football match in Lumut base
S'gor govt has no problem disclosing details of Asia Mobiliti's appointment for DRT project, says MB
MACC chief, AG replaced during 1MDB probe, High Court hears
Copter tragedy: Royal Malaysian Navy shares video of final seven seconds before crash

Others Also Read