Tan Sri, Two Others Remanded over Batu Caves Temple Land Deal

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The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has obtained a three-day remand for three individuals in its probe on the development of land belonging to a Batu Caves temple committee.

It was reported that the trio was picked up yesterday evening and brought to the Putrajaya Magistrate’s Court where a remand order was obtained against them.

The three individuals are committee members of a Hindu temple in Batu Caves, one of whom is a high-ranking official with a ‘Tan Sri’ title.

On Monday (March 4), MACC investigators raided the official’s house in Kota Damansara, where they checked documents and two luxury cars parked at the residence.

Pictures of the raid were widely shared on social media.

At the same time, MACC officers raided the Sri Mahamariamman Devasthanam temple office in Batu Caves in relation to the same case.

MACC sources had said the Tan Sri had been under investigation since last year.

The Ani Hindu Association had called on the temple committee to come clean over a parcel of land in Jalan Kuching reportedly being developed into a mixed development that includes serviced apartments, offices, and retail outlets.