Translated by DOMINIC LOH
By Sin Chew Daily
MACC is on the move again, this time detaining the secretary-general of rural and regional development ministry Datuk Mohd Arif Ab Rahman and his two sons, and recovering some RM3 million in cash, gold bars and expensive watches and luxury handbags, among others.
Mohd Arif has allegedly abused his power since he was a state government official and since he was appointed the ministry sec-gen in 2015, appointing his own contractors and suppliers while receiving bribes from the vested interests. His two sons were said to be the middle men receiving the bribes on his behalf.
As a matter of fact, this kind of corrupt officials are aplenty in government departments and the sec-gen might as well just be a tip of the iceberg. It looks like the MACC should work much harder.
Under former chief commissioner Abu Kassim Mohamed, MACC already launched a series of operations to combat corruption. Files were opened for the investigation of 982 cases last year, culminating in the arrest of 932 individuals and the prosecution of 258. Read more