Sabah Water-gate! RM30M Overseas; 127 Land Titles Valued At RM30M


KOTA KINABALU – The two top Sabah Water Department officers involved in the multi-million graft have deposited over RM30 million in banks overseas, said a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) source.


And the 127 land titles seized from its deputy director Teo Chee Kong, who with his director Ag Tahir Ag Talib have been arrested for massive corruption, was valued at RM30mil.

The land grants and titles were for agriculture, commercial and housing plots were valued by the state Lands and Survey Department on Monday, the sources said.

MACC is expected Tuesday to apply for an extension of the remand order on four people, includingAg Tahir and Teo.

Datuk Azam Baki, MACC deputy chief commissioner (o d this but declined to elaborate further on the investigation.

According to the source, the MACC had received information with regards to the bank accounts owned by the duo in three countries.

It was learnt the department director had transferred RM1 million to foreign bank accounts while the rest belongs to his deputy.

Also as of Monday, MACC has recorded statements from 40 witnesses to facilitate investigation into what is believed to be the country’s biggest graft case to date.

Those called up Monday were the deputy’s family members and employees from several companies believed to have been directly involved in infrastructure construction projects with the Sabah Water Department.