MACC Nabs Former Johor MP over RM230K Felda-Linked Bribe

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The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has detained a former Johor MP, who carries the “Datuk” title, over allegations of bribery.

The 56-year-old man was a member of the Felda board of directors.

He was detained at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya at around 12.40pm on Saturday (Feb 9) and will be charged at the Sessions Court on Sunday (Feb 10).

It is believed that the suspect had used his position within Felda to approve the appointment of a printing company in which he held shares to print the Felda 1Suara newsletter from 2012 to 2015 in a deal worth more than RM13mil.

In return, he apparently received RM50,000 in cash in 2013, and allegedly received a plot of land in Kota Tinggi worth RM180,000 in 2014.

The suspect faces two charges under Section 165 of the Penal Code.