PUTRAJAYA: A deputy director-general of a division in the Prime Minister's department, who was sent back by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to facilitate investigations into alleged misappropriation of general election funds, was released today.
The officer has the honorary title "Datuk".
Six administrative and diplomatic service officials were also released, who had been detained with the suspect in connection with the misappropriation of government funds worth millions of ringgits.
They were arrested five days ago from August 28.
Magistrate Azizah Ahmad allowed the 49-year-old man and six others to be released on bail of MACC in one deposit.
The suspects were arrested on August 28 in the B complex, the premier department and the headquarters of the MACC here after they had made their statements.
They were arrested to support research under Article 23 of the MACC Act 2009 for abuse of power.