The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) raided the office of Selangor executive councillor Yaakob Sapari and arrested his executive secretary on Wednesday.
Hussien Ahmad, 62, was taken to the Putrajaya MACC office for questioning at about 3.30pm.
An MACC team led by Superintendent Premraj Victor went into Yaakob’s office located on the 14th floor of the state secretariat building here in the morning, also confiscating documents related to sand mining activities in the state and overseas trips.
Hussien left the state secretary building in his car accompanied by an MACC officer and a few unidentified men, while Yaakob and the state’s counsel Salim Bashir followed them in separate cars.
Yaakob, who is the state Agriculture, Natural Resources and Entrepreneurial Development committee chairman, said he was told at about 11.15am that MACC officers had entered his office when he was returning from a meeting in Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Berhad.
“I was told by the MACC officers that they have to take my secretary and some documents back to their office,” he told reporters at his office.
Yaakob said the MACC asked for details on company profiles as well as his trips to Hangzhou and Beijing in China.
Meanwhile, the public relation officer of the state Ginie Lim said the MACC came with a warrant of arrest, adding that he might be taken to court for remand on Thursday.
Lim said that the MACC also visited the office of Kumpulan Semesta Sdn Bhd, a company set up by the Selangor government to carry out sand mining activities, before coming to Yaakob’s office. –thestar