MACC Remands Selangor MB's Nephew And 3 Others. Here's All You Need To Know
On Wednesday, 29 November, MACC arrested Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali's nephew among four other individuals over their alleged involvement in the illegal mining of sand and gravel
According to a report in NST Online, an MACC investigation into a sand mining company revealed that it had allegedly bribed local government officers in Kajang to not to take action against the mining company's illegal activities.
The mining company has been operating in Kajang since 2014, reported NST Online.
1. Among the four, two are company directors, aged 34 and 67, a 41-year-old advertising company employee and a site manager
According to a report in Bernama, they were detained to facilitate investigations into illegal sand and gravel mining activities at a location in Kajang since 2014.
Azmin Ali’s nephew’s identity along with others were not revealed.
So far there has been no response from the Selangor Menteri Besar's office.
2. Earlier today, MACC secured a seven-day remand of the suspects in the Session Court to facilitate its investigations into the case
The four suspects, who have been remanded until 6 December, were clad in "Lokap SPRM" bright orange T-shirts and had their faces covered when they were escorted out of the court by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) personnel.
Their remand was approved by Magistrate Ainna Sherina Saipolamin, under Section 16 (b)(B) of the MACC Act 2009 for soliciting bribery.
3. MACC has frozen RM4 million from the company's bank account
According to a report in The Star Online, after a sting operation at about 10am yesterday, several bank accounts with cash amounting to RM4 million have been frozen by a team of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers.
"Initial investigation shows that both companies are said to have offered bribes to local enforcement officers to close one eye and not take any action.
"We believe that the suspects have raked in huge profits and increase the frequency of the illegal activity over the past few months," The Star Online quoted a source.
4. It also seized several lorries laden with the illegal commodities
During the raid, which was carried out after receiving a public tip-off, the MACC investigation team inspected several lorries suspected of loading illegal sand.