Mohd Arif’s name was proposed for Selangor state secretary, but the proposal was rejected by the palace, who chose Datuk Mohd Khusrin Munawi instead.
(The Star) – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has been granted more time in its investigation into Datuk Mohd Arif Ab Rahman’s corruption case.
The anti-graft body had the remand on the Rural and Regional Development Ministry secretary-general and his 34-year-old son extended for another four days, as investigators continue to quiz the suspects over alleged corruption, money-laundering and abuse of power.
Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Ab Rahman yesterday granted the request made by MACC deputy public prosecutor Amer Abu Bakar Abdullah.
Mohd Arif’s 29-year-old son was released on MACC bail of RM10,000.
Last Wednesday, Mohd Arif was arrested by MACC officers at his home in USJ3, Subang Jaya.
His two sons were arrested at the MACC headquarters here after they were called in for questioning on the same day.
The following day, the magistrate’s court allowed the three to be remanded for seven days to assist investigations.
Investigators have so far found cash and gold bars worth more than RM6mil in addition to luxury handbags and watches.
Titles of land plots around Klang Valley, registered under Mohd Arif’s family members’ names, were also found, which were believed to be acquired while he was serving the Selangor government.
Mohd Arif was the Subang Jaya Municipal Council president in 2005 and Selangor financial officer in 2007.
It is said that Mohd Arif’s name was proposed for Selangor state secretary, but the proposal was rejected by the palace, who chose Datuk Mohd Khusrin Munawi instead.