Daim probe: Prominent property developer Akbar Khan called in for questioning by MACC

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It added that Akbar’s business and personal accounts had been frozen and he was ordered to declare his assets and the financial holdings of his company.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)’s dragnet into Tun Daim Zainuddin’s case is widening with prominent Malaysian developer Datuk Seri Akbar Khan under investigation over allegations of money laundering and corruption.

It is learnt that MACC had temporarily detained Akbar, the main shareholder of BRDB Development Sdn Bhd for questioning after raiding his home and business premises in Kuala Lumpur last week, Channel News Asia (CNA) reported on Thursday (March 14), quoting sources.

It added that Akbar’s business and personal accounts had been frozen, and he was ordered to declare his assets and the financial holdings of his company.

The 83-year-old businessman has declined to comment on the matter and he and his associates are expected to be recalled for more questioning by the MACC in the coming days.

The latest probe is part of a widening investigation into former finance minister Daim which began last year.

Akbar, a trained accountant, forged a friendship with Daim in the late 1980s, during Daim’s first stint as Finance Minister between 1984 and 1991. – The Star