KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 7— Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman today denied allegations that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) arrests of two top officers of the Sabah Water Department for corruption are linked to his ministry or the Kimanis Umno division which he heads.
In a statement, the Minister of Foreign Affairs described such claims as “preposterous and false.”
“Umno Kimanis and I are not in any way involved or implicated in the case under investigation. Let MACC do its job fairly and properly without interference,” Anifah said.
“We would not hesitate to take any legal action should these defamatory statements continue to be published,” the Kimanis MP added.
The MACC recently arrested two senior officials of the Sabah Water Department for alleged corruption.
The national graft fighters have since held a news conference here where they announced and displayed a whopping haul of RM114 million worth in cash, jewellery, land grants and branded goods that they said had been seized from the duo’s properties, bank accounts and safety deposit boxes held by them and their family from around the state capital city.
The total wealth amassed is expected to grow as the MACC enlist professional pawnbrokers to evaluate the value of the items seized later today.
Four people are currently under remand pending the completion of investigations, upon which they may be charged. They are the state department director, 54, his 51-year-old deputy and 55-year-old businessman brother who carries the “Datuk” title, and his accountant, 50.