Authorities are moving in on suspects in a case involving ministry officials who allegedly siphoned RM100 million from federal funds in Sabah.
News portal New Straits Times (NST) reported on Thursday (Oct 5) night that three people have been arrested.
Among them are vice president of Parti Warisan Sabah (Sabah Heritage Party) Datuk Peter Anthony; the owner of a construction company; and a former deputy secretary of a division in the Rural and Regional Development Ministry.
According to NST the affected ministry funds were meant for projects aimed at helping the underprivileged in Sabah.
A report in The Star referred to Peter Anthony, 46, as a “key ally” of Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal, the president of Parti Warisan Sabah.
The report added that several other businessmen and officials have also been questioned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
An additional 10 bank accounts containing RM29 million have been frozen as well, NST said.
MACC has so far already raided 15 locations in Sabah and frozen up to RM150 million linked to the case.