MACC rearrests 'Datuk' in connection with money laundering

MALACCA: A senior government officer with a 'Datuk' title was rearrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to facilitate investigations on money laundering involving millions of ringgit.

According to a source in MACC, the 55-year-old man was released on bail at 9.25am yesterday after a four-day remand and was recalled to the MACC office here yesterday evening before being released at 11am today.

The man, who wore a white shirt and black trousers, was seen leaving the compound of the MACC Office at 11.07am.

"Investigations are conducted under Section 4(1) of the Anti Money Laundering and Anti Terrorism Financial Act 2001 (AMLA)," the source told reporters here today.

The suspect, who had worked for three years as a senior officer, was earlier being investigated under Section 17(a) of the MACC Act which provides for an imprisonment of up to 20 years and fine of RM10,000 or five times the value of the bribe or whichever is higher upon conviction.

MACC also froze the bank account belonging to the public officer which contained millions of ringgit suspected to be obtained through money laundering activities. — Bernama