MACC Raids CCM Official’s House Seeking ‘Hidden Evidence’

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The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today continued its raids in its probe into an RM500 million corruption scandal involving the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM), targeting the home of a special officer working at CCM.

MACC personnel arrived at the home of the man, believed to be an aide of a high-ranking CCM officer, at about 1pm.

They are believed to be looking for evidence believed to be hidden in the man’s house located in Southville, Bangi.

The raid today was the 10th conducted by MACC in its investigations into allegations of power abuse and contract leakages, including direct negotiations, which allegedly resulted in losses to the government and the public being misled.

The raids started on January 9, with four raids conducted yesterday alone.

“The raid today also showed the likelihood of this scandal having links with officials from the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry,” The Malaysian Insight quoted a source as saying.

Until yesterday, the MACC raids have homed in on the son of a senior CCM officer, but he is not believed to be the main culprit.

“While several files have been confiscated from his office in Cyberjaya, we still believe there are other documents,” said a source on the continuing raids.

“We are still looking for the main culprit. It is possible that some people have been used to get this project,” he added.

It was reported that the man, in his 20s, had allegedly made himself scarce since the first MACC raid, but was present at his office in Tamarind Square when the officers swooped in at 3.30pm yesterday.

Apart from private residences, MACC has so far raided two government bodies – MCMC and CCM – and four companies, including an accounting firm in Bangsar South and a business consultancy in Sunway Nexis. A warehouse in Semenyih was also raided.

The son of the CCM official is expected to be summoned to MACC headquarters in Putrajaya on Tuesday for questioning.

In November last year, Kinabatangan Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Bung Mokhtar Radin in Parliament revealed the flaws and weaknesses in CCM’s key projects.

He gave an example where CCM was alleged to have given a project directly to Formis Network Services Sdn Bhd without going through an open tender.