Kota Kinabalu: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has seized assets amounting to over RM1 million comprising a condominium and a luxury vehicle, as well as cash, all believed to have been obtained from Ill-gotten gains that were transferred by former director of Sabah‘s water department, Ag Mohd Tahir. Mohd Talib to a 37-year-old “close friend”. They are believed to be the proceeds of the RM62 million in Sabah’s biggest ongoing corruption scandal. Daily Express has reliably learned that MACC pursued the action last week after a witness, Christine Fiona Ponsoi, testified in the Sabah Bribery Court that it acquired the assets between 2003 and 2016 through to the sums he had given.
The three-bedroom condominium at Puncak Luyang Condominium was worth RM530,000 when purchased in 2014. The Toyota Lexus NX200 was gifted to him in 2015 and is worth at least RM300,000. It was purchased under his name by Ag Mohd Tahir. The UMS banking finance graduate was at the time a business development officer for a government agency earning RM2,500 a month. She applied for a bank loan of RM250,000 for the house from Ag Mohd Tahir, giving her the remaining RM280,000 in cash. She also recalls receiving RM300,000 for renovations. She received the money in an envelope and was instructed by Ag Mohd Tahir to pay the bank. Between 2014 and 2016, she also received between RM2,000 and RM10,000 for house management fees and monthly house installments.
MACC also seized 140 RM100 notes in a purple plastic bag inside a black backpack from his condominium, totaling RM14,000 in cash. The lawsuit involved Awang Mohd Tahir, his wife Fauziah binti Piut, Lee Lam Beng and Teo Chee Kong. Teo has since returned RM30m out of RM33m to MACC, which saw the charges dropped. He also obtained to keep land titles worth several million ringgits. The settlement has come under heavy public criticism, including on social media. Many felt it was unfair that those accused of corruption involving millions were allowed to make deals and get away while a jobless single father caught stealing Milo for his starving children was sent to prison. They were also surprised that the case is only being heard now, although it happened five years ago under a different government and among the evidence presented in court was cash purchases of several luxury vehicles. , in addition to a sum of money of around RM 14 million which was found as a stuffed animal. one of the cars.
It is believed that the four could not have acted alone but with the knowledge and/or connivance of several high-profile figures likely to be exposed during the trial. * Follow us on instagram and join our Telegram and or WhatsApp channel(s) for the latest news you don’t want to miss.