MACC team raids Penang exco's office, seizes documents

Faith Castro
August 12, 2017

He was arrested at 3.35pm as he was giving his statement at the state MACC office.

"All three detained will be brought to the Magistrate's Court tomorrow", the statement said.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today detained a manager and his director son of the Kampung Sungai Lembu factory, hours after detaining a Penang state executive councillor over complaints concerning the factory. "The state Environment Committee chairman had said that the factory was burning 2,000 tonnes of sawdust monthly to be turned into activated carbon for water filter", she said.

Meanwhile, a candlelight vigil has been organised outside the MACC office at 9.30pm, following Phee's arrest. No charges were made against him or the 160 PPS members who were stopped while taking part in a Merdeka march-past in 2014.

The raid is believed to be in connection to a case of an illegal factory operating in Sungai Lembu, Bukit Mertajam for the past 10 years.

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According to sources, the documents were taken to the assist investigations into a wood processing factory that had allegedly operated on an agricultural land for more than 10 years without a valid permit.

Yesterday morning, the MACC confiscated documents from the Seberang Perai Municipal Office in Bandar Perda to help in investigations into the case.

The MACC, Immigration Department, the Environment Department and the Inland Revenue Board jointly conducted the operation.

MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Azam Baki confirmed the raid yesterday but did not reveal other details.

The raid was carried out after alleged inaction by the council against the factory despite numerous reports lodged with the authorities.

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