Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng said he suspects Mara top executives of concealing evidence from its board of directors of the real estate purchase in Australia.
Lim said MARA chairman Annuar Musa had stated that the group began investigations two months ago. However, theSun reported that MARA CEO Abdul Halim Rahim appeared mum when questioned today.
Annuar had also said that he was only informed of the corruption charges involving Dudley International House last Tuesday.
“There seems to be conflicting statements,” Lim said.
“This can be taken as a cover-up of evidence and information,”he added.
“Annuar should order all of those suspected, including Halim to be relieved of their duties immediately, while investigations are carried out.”
“The police, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), and Bank Negara auditors, should commence investigations and stop delaying.”
“Their suspect’s passports should be seized while their bank accounts frozen as they are investigated,” said Lim.
The Age today reported that Australian authorities raided a home in South Vermont, Melbourne and seized computers, files to aid with the Mara scandal investigations.
The raid was part of the Carambola Operation to investigate the allegations of Mara officers overpaying RM13.7 million for an apartment block – the kickback was reportedly sent back to Malaysia.
– The Rocket