Warisan VP Peter Anthony Quizzed by MACC Yet Again over Alleged Corruption

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Sabah cabinet member and Warisan vice-president Peter Anthony appeared at the Sabah Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters in Kota Kinabalu this morning for questioning.

Anthony, 49, is the minister-in-charge of infrastructure development and the Melalap assemblyperson.

Kota Kinabalu-based newspaper Daily Express speculated that Anthony was being questioned over road maintenance contracts worth RM1.5 billion that was awarded directly to five companies.

The newspaper also speculated that the MACC might also be questioning Anthony over the alleged sale of a palm oil estate to the Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (Risda).

Anthony arrived at the Sabah MACC office at 10.20am today. He was accompanied by Warisan secretary-general Loretto S Padua, Warisan Youth chief Mohd Azis Jamman, Tanjong Kapor assemblyperson Ben Chong and a lawyer.

Several supporters were also seen arriving with him, after which Anthony was whisked into the MACC office for his statement to be recorded.

Anthony was previously detained by MACC in January 2018 to facilitate investigations into the oil palm land purchase deal worth RM155 million in the Tongod district in Sabah.

He was also among Warisan leaders who were picked up by the agency to aid investigations into the alleged misappropriation of RM1.5 billion worth of funds for rural development projects in 2017.

Warisan president Shafie Apdal, who was involved in the probe, was later cleared.

Anthony meanwhile was freed on bail on both occasions.