Managing director held over Malay reserve land probe

IPOH: A real estate company managing director has been remanded for four days over an investigation involving the subdivision of Malay reserve land in Manjung, near here.

Magistrate Noor Azreen Liana Mohd Darus issued a remand order against the man, who is in his 40s, after allowing the application by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

A source said the suspect was arrested at 7pm on Monday (May 27), after recording his statement at the Perak MACC office.

The source said investigations revealed that the suspect bribed a civil servant working in the land office to change the status 649.2ha of Malay reserve land, which result in the illegal transfer of the land to non-Malay companies and individuals.

Meanwhile, MACC senior director (investigations), Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hashim confirmed the arrest and said the case was under Section 16(b)(B) of the MACC Act. – Bernama

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