By BORNEOTODAY REPORTERS
KOTA KINABALU: Peter Anthony, vice president of Parti Warisan Sabah, was detained Thursday afternoon when he went to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission office here to have his statement recorded.
A source told BorneoToday that the businessman-turned-politician is expected to be brought to the Magistrate’s Court here on Friday to be remanded.
Also detained was one Yu Sin Kong, 52, the owner of Singkong Construction Sdn Bhd who was arrested at the SPRM Sabah office at 8.45pm.
Joining them was Norhartaty binti Rahmat, a 40-year-old assistant secretary in the infrastructure division at the Rural and Regional Development Ministry. She was detained at 8.15pm after she gave her statement at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission office in Putrajaya.
Peter, the director and owner of Asli Jati Engineering Sdn Bhd, was among several businessmen and contractors in Sabah who had obtained projects under the Ministry of Rural and Regional Development which was once helmed by Shafie Apdal, the president of Warisan.
Warisan Sabah leaders when contacted by BorneoToday declined to comment on the detention of Peter, or the investigations on other businessmen.
However, Junz Wong, another Warisan vice president later confirmed the detention. He however said he did not have much details.
Peter was among several businessmen and contractors in Sabah who had obtained projects under the Ministry of Rural and Regional Development which was once helmed by Shafie Apdal, the president of Warisan.
In a report earlier Thursday, BorneoToday had written that the arrest of a businessman-politician was imminent.
On Wednesday, MACC investigators swooped in on 15 locations in Sabah during an operation and called on various business offices and ministry officials.
More than RM150mil in cash had also been seized as anti-graft officers started a probe into the alleged embezzlement of funds from the ministry.
Later, another RM29 million was also seized, MACC officials said.
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