MACC studying fresh evidence in Mara Aussie property purchase scandal

TEOH PEI YING


KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is studying new information received on the alleged misconduct of a former minister who was linked to the purchase of a property by Mara Incorporated Sdn Bhd (Mara Inc) in Melbourne, Australia.

MACC Deputy Commissioner (Operations) Datuk Azam Baki said the investigations that had been conducted earlier would be continued following the new evidence and information.

“More, including local and foreign witnesses, will be called to give their statements as soon as possible to assist the probe,” he said.

Azam said the commission is not ruling out the possibility of making new arrests if they is evidence more people are involved in the case.

Three people including two Mara former senior officers were remanded last year over the case.

On Wednesday, Persatuan Perjuangan Masyarakat Kota (Perkata) lodged a report with MACC on the alleged acquisition of property in Australia by Mara Inc.

Perkata secretary-general Adzly Ab Manas said the association was prepared to hand over the evidence if needed.

Following this, Mara said it is prepared to cooperate with MACC in the investigation on the alleged purchase if there is new evidence on the matter.