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Lawyer linked to Sabah growth contracts arrested by MACC – The Star On-line

KOTA KINABALU: A lawyer believed to be linked to deals with infrastructure development contracts by the Sabah government has been arrested by graft investigators.

The 61-year-old lawyer was remanded for six days by the Magistrates Court on Friday (July 10), sources said.

His remand comes a day after a senior state department director, in his 50s, was detained on Thursday (July 9) for questioning.

The recently appointed director was called into the Malaysia Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) Sabah office on Wednesday (July 8) for questioning prior to his detention for a related case.

MACC Sabah has declined any comment on the ongoing investigations by a team from their headquarters in Putrajaya.

It is still not clear what the focus of the investigations are but sources have indicated that it involves multi-million ringgit infrastructure development projects undertaken by a state ministry and its departments.

Prior to his remand, the lawyer was called into the MACC office on Thursday to give his statement and was arrested before being brought to court here for a remand application.

The state department director who was nabbed earlier is also being probed for suspected corruption linked to infrastructure development projects.

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