At Least 5 Sabah Agency Officers Targeted To Be Arrested For Graft

By BORNEOTODAY REPORTERS
KOTA KINABALU: Some five officers from a government agency here can expect a visit from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission anytime soon, while several more from a second agency can expect similar action in September.

There will be more than five (arrests) but below 10, said Sazali Salbi, the Sabah MACC director who disclosed that the arrests are expected to be conducted over a three-day period beginning August 20.

SAZALI SALBI

However he refused to even drop hints as to which agencies were involved, though at a Hari Raya Aidilfitri gathering last month, Sazali said they were probing two Sabah government agencies.

“Our investigations are still ongoing, and only this (Tuesday) morning, my staff and I had a meeting to plan the strategy for the operation,” he said when met at the Jalur Gemilang campaign event at the state Federal Administrative Complex here.

Despite being pressed, Sazali would only disclose that more than five people from the first agency are expected to be arrested and charged.

He said another operation on an agency in Sabah would be launched in September, but declined to elaborate.

“I’ve already presented the proposed operation to the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya, and they have agreed to go ahead with it,” he said.

According to Sazali, a press conference will be held soon to divulge more information on both operations.

“MACC will also call up anyone, even (the suspects’) wives or siblings, to assist the investigations,” he added.