Wednesday 24 Apr 2024
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 21): The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) questioned a former senior minister and a prominent businessman with a "Tan Sri" title again over the alleged misappropriation of RM2.3 billion in state funds, according to a news report.

Quoting a source, Free Malaysia Today reported on Sunday (May 21) that the pair were called in by the graftbuster to give their statements, but dismissed rumours that they were arrested.

On Friday, Bernama reported that the commission was investigating the duo in relation to suspected transactions in several offshore financial centres that were revealed by the Pandora Papers leak in October 2021.

In addition, the investigation also concerns the purchase and ownership of shares in a major listed companies that was purportedly orchestrated by the former minister.

The pair are being investigated under the MACC Act 2009 and the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act (AMLA) 2001..

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