Ex-Tabung Haji Chairman Azeez Arrested Again

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Investigated over allegations that he had demanded kickbacks to help interested parties secure contracts from the previous government. 

The MACC has arrested again Baling MP Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim.

It was reported that Azeez, who is an Umno supreme council member, is being held for questioning over corruption and money-laundering allegations.

“It is said that he received corrupt money from many contractors who wanted to secure projects from the government,” sources were quoted as saying.

Azeez was seen at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya at 2.55pm today where he was arrested.

Previously, Azeez and his brother were detained by the MACC in September and remanded for four days.

Azeez’s son was also arrested for a day in October.

On May 23 MACC had raided and seized RM500,000 in cash and RM1.2 million in various currencies from Azeez’s residences.

It was later reported that the raids were to facilitate investigations into the appointment of contractors involving Tabung Haji projects.

The case was investigated under Section 16 of the MACC Act 2009 pertaining to soliciting or receiving gratification.

According to sources, Azeez is expected to be charged on Wednesday (Jan 16).

However, it is not immediately known what charges he faces, but it is believed they would be offences under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.