KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 ― One of the three civil servants recently arrested by anti-graft authorities who also froze their bank accounts with over RM13 million is a senior official at Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) in charge of projects.
Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Seri Mhd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz confirmed the person’s identity.
“Yes it’s true,” he told Malay Mail Online when contacted.
The individual was appointed at the start of the year to manage the city hall’s projects and had been expected to help DBKL’s undertakings on time as well as reduce costs.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) announced yesterday that they arrested three civil servants, including a “Datuk Seri” and a “Datuk”, in Kuala Lumpur, Malacca and Kelantan for corruption, abuse of power and money laundering.
The anti-graft agency said the three individuals were serving at a government department, a local council and a government-linked corporation.
According to the MACC, each of the three had cash and unit trusts worth between RM1 million and RM6 million in their bank account.
The authorities sealed several luxury properties including a penthouse, bungalow, and luxury vehicles including a Maserati, BMW and Audi.
MACC also said they found cash totalling more than RM400,000 and several mid-range luxury watches in their operation.