KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) seized documents from various offices of the Sabah Forestry Department (JPS) and the houses of its officers as part of the agency's ongoing corruption probe.
According to a source, the MACC had simultaneously carried out raids at various locations in Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Tawau and Tambunan.
"The raids started at 9.30 am yesterday with around 40 MACC officials and staff to obtain various JPS-related documents.
"We also confiscated documents from the home of a senior JPS official in Sandakan during the raid", the source confirmed.
The source also said that the documents that were seized from the home and office of the suspected JPS-related documents were, as well as financial documents from the company to which projects were assigned by JPS.
Meanwhile, MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) confirmed Datuk Seri Azam Baki, when it was contacted, the seizure.
He said that several JPS senior officers were being investigated in connection with the case.
"We carry out the investigation on the grounds of Article 4 of the Money Laundering Act, the financing of terrorist financing and the proceeds from the law on unlawful activities 2001 (AMLATFPUAA 2001)", he said. – Bernama