The MACC yesterday arrested a Kedah government senior officer to facilitate investigations into allegations of corruption and misuse of power in the issue of illegal rare earth elements mining in the state. The suspect has been remanded for three days from today.
The man is in his 50s and was detained at 8 pm last night at the MACC office in Alor Setar after he was suspected of soliciting bribes amounting to almost RM 1 million from a company owner.
This arrest comes after that of a senior officer of the Kedah Menteri Besar Inc and a woman director of a company. They were arrested to assist in investigations in connection with corruption and abuse of power in #REE mining activities in the state, allegedly involving bribes totalling more than RM13 million.